It’s official. I’m doing a BIG ask. For every one of you who has asked how they could help us, for every one of you who has let us know they wished they could do more… often the answer is that you can’t but we appreciate your thoughts. But actually there’s now something that you CAN do. I’ve been exploring ways that I can contribute whilst still working hard on my recovery. I’ve set up a Patreon Page. It’s a site where you subscribe to become a ‘patron’ of a creator. Billed monthly for an amount you choose. I get most of the money, Patreon just takes a small commission. But it’s not a charity pot (I have a page for that: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/kimdebling ). In return for the money coming in I try to keep my patrons happy – low tier patrons get more updates, news and the occasional digital download. High tier patrons get stuff in the post – prints, badges, handmade stuff, stickers, gifts etc. It’s a partnership but actually helps me (and thus directly our family) mentally and financially. Prices start at just $1 and yes I’d genuinely really really appreciate that $1 because it does all add up. Shares, links and pitching me via word of mouth to mates who might be interested are worth a lot to me too. It’s really hard to just come out and ask this. But please have a look at my Patreon page and consider becoming my patron. Be part of the inner circle of #teamdebling and help us #fightcancer doing something fun in partnership. Link is http://www.patreon.com/kimdebling/ and you can find a clickable link at the top of my personal website http://www.kimberlyann.co.uk #patreon
Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve. She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.