In 2014 we are doing something a little different for the Ashley Stewart Art Prize, we are going to be highlighting the work of a very inspirational young lady – Amy Howes. Amy’s history with Ashley Stewart goes back 18 years! Amy’s Mum Emily was one of the first people to work with Amanda Jackson, Managing Director at Ashley Stewart. Emily left after Amy was born with severe health problems.
Amy was born with Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula. TOFS is an amazing organization that supports families of children born unable to swallow – www.tofs.org.uk. Amy spent her early years in and out of hospital under the care of Great Ormond Street and more recently under the care of the Whittington Hospital – www.whittington.nhs.uk. With the support of these wonderful organizations Amy is thriving and surviving. Amy has completed her GCSEs, is presently studying A levels and plans on going to University to study Architecture in autumn 2016.
Recently Amy has had some of her art work displayed at the Whittington hospital for a special exhibition. The theme of this work was to highlight the 5 most relevant United Nations Rights of the Child as decided by the adolescents of the hospital.