I went to the Charity Film Awards ceremony in The Odeon in Leicester Square, where my work was nominated to win an award! It was such an incredible experience and I couldn’t have asked to share it with better creators, the competition was so tough: I feel very sorry for the judges!
Meet Our Crohn’s and Colitis Cats was created in collaboration with charity C&CUK and animated by Brighton animation studio, Buff Motion. Since the children’s book and video were released in March 2020, they have helped thousands of children with the disease (and their parents) understand their diagnosis through a non-frightening story book. It gives them the tools to express how they’re feeling on the inside and ensures young people know that they’re never alone in their diagnosis.
We won silver in our category and received the People’s Choice Award. Many thanks to all the people who made it all happen, making the book is still my proudest moment and it warms my heart to hear that it’s still helping children deal with their diagnosis now, 2 years after it was initially released.
I feel so lucky and incredibly grateful for being given the opportunity to help children live with their new normal.