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Squid Man T-shirt Raises Over £1,000 For Momentum Skills

Squid Man T-shirt Raises Over £1,000 For Momentum Skills

Judi Mitchell hands over the cash from her charity fundraising drive to Liz Howarth of Momentum Skills in Aberdeen.

A drive to raise funds for Momentum Skills by the owner of a tattoo studio in Montrose has raised over £1,000.

Judi Mitchell decided to raise money in recognition for the help her brother received from Momentum Skills brain injury vocational rehabilitation programme in Aberdeen, after he had an accident.

Last year Judi launched a “squid man” t-shirt - which was designed by Levellers’ bass guitarist Jeremy Cunningham – from her Ink Minx Tattoo studio in Montrose.

Judi explained: “Last year was the tenth anniversary of my studio, so we decided to put together some merchandise to sell to raise money for charity.

“I met Jeremy Cunningham, the bass guitarist of the Levellers, last year at their festival in Devon. Jeremy does the majority of artwork for the band and he mentioned that he wanted a squid tattoo.

“I jokingly said that I'd do his tattoo, if he did a doodle for my charity t-shirts and tote bags. He kept his part of the deal and sent me a sketch of squid man!”

After a lot of hard work and promotion in recent months, Judi was finally able to announce that a grand total of £1,008 in profit from the sales - and visited Momentum Skills in Aberdeen to hand over the cash. 

Judi added: “I am delighted to be able to have raised this money for Momentum Skills in Aberdeen. This money will go towards buying computer equipment and other resources that clients will be able to use to help them make their way back into employment.”

Liz Howarth, vocational tutor with Momentum Skills in Aberdeen, said: “We have really enjoyed the opportunity to work with Judi and appreciate all the hard work she has put into this fund raising effort.

“We would also like to put our thanks out there to Jeremy Cunningham for making the time to support our charity. We look forward to putting this money to good use in the centre.”