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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 11th April 2020 at 9:01am

A card game to give children arriving in the UK the best possible start, exploring their emotions, making friends and learning English.

by Luke Owens in Bradford, England, United Kingdom

Imagine arriving in a new country that is cold, wet and grey, where you don't know anyone and the journey you made took months possibly years by foot. This is the reality for children arriving as asylum seekers. They didn't choose to leave their home and will have experienced much trauma and difficulty along the way. 

Shine Words is a game designed to help children to be heard, to explore their emotions and tell their stories. In many communities like West Bowling in Bradford, children from multiple nations play together but sometimes struggle to communicate.

The card game can be used in a one-to-one setting, to help children learn how to share their experiences and feelings, and also in groups to play fun games with others. Every card features English, Farsi, Kurdish, Latvian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian and Urdu, alongside beautiful illustrations. For every pack you buy we can provide a pack to a family in need for free.

At Shine West Bowling we try to support families in a wide range of ways; with clothes, toiletries, paperwork, food and most importantly, opportunities to be heard.  

Find out more visit www.shinewords.org

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£200 or more

0 of 7 claimed

Appear in the game!!!

A fantastic opportunity for yourself or a friend to be immortalised within the Shine Words game itself. Illustrator Hattie Clark will work with a photo of your choice to create a special illustration that will appear in the card game. There are only seven of these opportunities available. You will also receive a copy of the game and a completely unique signed print of the illustration of you.

£1 or more

Keep Shining - Stay in touch

Stay in touch with us by joining our mailing list to receive updates, special offers and treats.

£3 or more

1 of 100 claimed

Dog - Pin Badge

Wear your support! A beautiful, limited edition, fun illustration of a dog designed by Hattie Clark Illustrations.

£3 or more

2 of 100 claimed

Cat - Pin Badge

Wear your support! A beautiful, limited edition, fun illustration of a cat designed by Hattie Clark Illustrations.

£4 or more

1 of 1000 claimed

Mixed Sticker Pack

A pack of five high quality stickers featuring animals from the game, including the Cat, Duck, Dog, Squirrel and Bird, drawn by Hattie Clark Illustrations.

£7 or more

1 of 1000 claimed

Postcard Pack

Four high quality postcards featuring the popular illustrations: Excited, Sleepy, Train and Games. Printed on a high quality card with matte finish, they look great mounted or posted to a loved one.

£20 or more

7 of 500 claimed

Shine Words - The Game

Be the first to receive the Shine Words game! Packed full of beautiful illustrations by Hattie Clark Illustrations, there are over 100 high quality cards featuring nine different languages. One for One: your purchase allows us to provide a copy to a refugee or asylum seeker family in need. Please note: there is a longer production time on this reward.

£25 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Cat Fine Art Print

You will receive a limited edition A4 print of the adorable cat that appears in the Shine Words game. The illustration was drawn by Hattie Clark Illustrations.

£25 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Bike - Fine Art Print

Great art for the wall. A beautiful high quality print of the Bike illustration created by Hattie Clark.

£25 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Games - Fine Art Print

Great art for the wall. A beautiful high quality print of the Games illustration created by Hattie Clark.

£25 or more

1 of 100 claimed

Dog - Fine Art Print

Great art for the wall. A beautiful high quality print of the very cute Dog illustration created by Hattie Clark.

Let's make 'Shine Words' happen

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