The Conies

by Fay goodman in Birmingham

We did it
On 30th May 2016 we successfully raised £1,625 with 23 supporters in 35 days

The Conies is a new animation and toys series turning traffic cones into endearing characters to help child safety.

by Fay goodman in Birmingham

THE CONIES - Your world will never be square!

I was so concerned at the number of children killed and/or injured on the roads that in 2014 I had a crazy idea to turn road signs into animated characters who could be heroes of road safety!   I started to pencil draw some funny characters and Piotr gave my images life through the magic of animation.   As our family of Conies grew we created their friends such as Mr Conefused and Moo.  This inspired  my other team player Mark and myself to compose music. Surprisingly, one track is called Reggae Moo!

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OUR VISION

Our dream is to see The Conies become as big as Peppa Pig and Shaun the Sheep with children being really engaged in their stories.  With your help we can put The Conies onto the Yellow Brick Road!

OUR MISSION

We want to help children be aware of the potential dangers of ever increasing traffic, to recognise road signs, and learn respect to all road users. By the time they reach driving age we hope their knowledge and road safety skills will lay a firm foundation for their life behind the wheel as well as personal safety when out and about.  With increasing technical advances and the temptation to live in a virtual world, our Conies show the importance of living a well balanced life and still have fun! 

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Watch Mimi skip downstairs and help us finish her story to school!  

 

https://youtu.be/E0vkO9Nfo8U

ROLE MODELS

In the past we have had icons such as The Green Cross Code Man and Tufty the Squirrel to help educate children in road safety. Presently, we lack such symbols out there for children to look up to and identify with. The world needs a new road safety role model and we have created a whole family of them!

 We need to start making several short animated stories of The Conies and your help in making the first programme will be wonderful.  We have created the characters, a two-minute show reel and support learning material on the website: www.theconiesworld.co.uk   

THANK YOU

Thank you so much for your help and I do hope I have not ‘conefused’ you!

Sample of gifts below!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Babu Package - A Thank You and recognition of your kind gift on a special Conies Certificate with your photo which we will email to you. Please send us your photo!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Mr Conefused Package. Clear your mind of conefusion! We will send you a special hand made Conie Airfresher for your car, clothes or to put under your pillow! The smell is amazing using wild healing gorse flower and perfume from the Monks of Caldey Island! Plus Download a copy of the Conies signature tune free! We also include the Babu Package!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Tuto Package - Invite to party if successful with full amount raised where you will receive a Conies pen, Conies Certificate (please send us your photo and email address) and a free download of The Conies signature tune! Plus Mr Conefused package!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Mimi Package – Name on Conies Credits and invite to the promotional party, plus Mr Conefused and Tuto package!

£200 or more

£200 Reward

Lalu Package – Voice a conies Character as guest voice artist, name on Credits and invite to party plus Mr Confused, Tuto and Mimi packages!

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Zu Package – Copy of the original artwork as collectors item signed by the author plus invite to promotional party and other previous bundles. Businesses who donate £500 or more – “sponsorship of conies”, their company/ Logo used in affiliation with the conies and merchandise Plus Bundle (Babu, Conefused, Tuto, Mimi and Lalu packages!)

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

Moo Package - An original promo plush toy of one of the Conies as a rare collectors item plus signed artwork and invite to promotional party. Businesses who donate £500 or more – “sponsorship of conies”, their company/ Logo used in affiliation with the conies and merchandise. PLUS Bundle including Mr Conefused, Tuto, Mimi and Lalu package!!

£5,000 or more

£5,000 Reward

Moo Package £5000 – As well as all the other packages a big kiss from the author of The Conies, a very special thank you letter for being so generous and an acknowledgement of your name being given the prestigious title of ‘Knight of the Cone Realm’ and all other packages!!!

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