From Home Comforts to Food on the Table: The Big Cushion Push!
Two Scottish interior designers are urging people to donate their unwanted cushions to raise funds for those in need.
Antonia Burnett from Saving Graces in Dundee is teaming up with Terian Tilston of Terian Tilston Interior Design, by St Andrews to host The Big Cushion Push to raise money for Dundee and Angus Foodbank.
With donations coming in thick and fast, including those from retailers across Scotland, the one-day sale will be held at Logie and St John’s (Cross) Church Hall, Shaftesbury Terrace, Dundee on Saturday 10 December 2022.
The charity event will give visitors a chance to buy a wide range of affordable new cushions, beautiful fabric remnants to create new cushions and covers, and an array of pre-loved cushions and covers donated by members of the public.
Every single penny raised will go to Dundee and Angus Foodbank, with donation points also available on the day.
Antonia said, “As two local interior designers with a mutual love of cushions, Terian and I were contemplating a fun way to raise money for our local community foodbank. This winter will be incredibly tough for many, and this is a chance for us all to make a difference. We decided on a cushion sale as we think cushions are a fantastic and inexpensive way to update an interior.
“When people change their décor, their cushions are often the first thing to go and are either resigned to a life in the cupboard or worse, sent to landfill. As long as they’re in good saleable condition, we’d love to take these off your hands and convert them into food on the table this winter. You might even get some Christmas shopping ticked off in the process!”
Welcoming the event, Ken Linton, Manager, Dundee and Angus Foodbank said, “We are delighted and hugely grateful that The Cushion Push has decided to partner up with Dundee and Angus Foodbank. With the rocketing cost of living, which seems to worsen with every week, growing number of families and individuals are struggling, including pensioners and working families who never thought they would need our support. On the upside, we’re constantly blown away by the generosity within Dundee, that willingness to help out and do something, especially amongst those who have had their own struggles in life. The Cushion Push is such a brilliant and easy way to help – you’re not just helping the environment and sprucing up your home but giving people an opportunity to make a difference to others who need a bit of support right now, and we’d urge everyone to go along, buy if they can, or make a donation.”
Donations can be dropped off at The Fabric Mill, Baltic Works, 28 Annfield Road, Dundee, DD1 5JH (open Monday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm). Alternatively, contact Antonia Burnett at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a drop-off.
The free event, which is open to all, will take place from 11am until 5pm.
NOTE TO EDITORS
From her Dundee base, Antonia Burnett works with clients all over Scotland, helping them to create homes they love. Antonia believes that our surroundings have a huge impact on our wellbeing, with colours and textures changing the way we feel. She aims to create spaces that are a pleasure to be in, a haven from today’s busy lifestyle and a place to relax, unwind and enjoy. A mum to her 10-year-old son, Antonia studied interior design at Chelsea School of Art and supports local businesses within her adopted home city of Dundee wherever possible.
Lead Designer, colour enthusiast and mother of two Terian Tilston is the founder of Terian Tilston Interior Design, a Fife-based full-service design studio just outside of St Andrews. Terian works with both residential and commercial clients on a range of projects with varied budgets. As a team, their mission is to create practical, functional and happy spaces for their clients through a range of services, from interior consultations right the way through to managing the installation and final styling of a project.