POP UP products are designed and made by Andy Cox who started a small business in 2012 in order to raise funds to support two children a year (or more) through compassion UK. This charity gives long term support to children in the worlds poorest places. This goal was achieved for two years by selling a range of products that were made in Gordonstoun School, Moray, Scotland mainly for the Christmas Gift market. (Andy had been Head of Design there for 15 years and Fiona was in charge of Careers and Cooking.)
Laser cutter cuts out a highland coo postcard, it usually takes about 3-4 minutes
In the Summer of 2015 Andy and Fiona (some call them Mr. and Mrs. Pop UP!) left teaching to concentrate on the business of Pop Ups! They set up as a partnership, built a workshop and now have several Laser cutters making Pop UP designs. They went full time into pop up card designing, making and packing in 2016. After selling 80 000 cards last year, in 2018 they hope to sell many thousands of products and raise many thousands of Pounds for good causes. They have started the funding of a workshop through compassionUK (one of the top 10 British charities), providing tools, materials and teachers to help 30 boys and girls in Kenya to get a vocational education in one of the most poorest areas of the country and of our world. This year they are hoping to sponsor a project in Tanzania for a vocational workshop for wood and cooking.
Sponsor a child through www.compassionuk.org
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