Angel London is a brand/ concept that I created in 2015 expressing itself in various forms.
Driven by the loss of my 13 year old daughter to Batten Disease, a fatal genetic disorder in 2013, I rediscovered Art as a way to channel my grief and communicate with the outside world. Over time, I discovered a connection with my artwork and realised that I was naturally driven to express myself creatively. After 20 years of disregarding my passion and my qualifications in Art & Design, I began to share my work and thoughts via social media. This gave me hope that, against all adversity in today’s society I feel that positive messages can change people’s lives; and I slowly found myself becoming an inspiration to others. Having been fueled by followers appreciation of my art and self journey throughout my loss guided me to the name `Angel’. ‘Angel’ is my acknowledgment of my daughters life and fight for survival when all the odds were stacked against her.
People relate to Angels globally to either their living or lost loved ones – a representation the spiritual nature of a being. Angels are seen by many as a symbol of hope, goodness, purity, protection, comfort and consolation. London is globally recognised for art and fashion; and all of my products are made solely by hand from start to finish. The fact that my products are produced within the City, a key theme of heritage can be identified in the name ‘Angel'.
Whilst business is all very new for Angel London I decided to donate £1 of each sale to The Batten Disease Family Association (BDFA) - a national charity which aims to support families raise awareness and facilitate research into the group of devastating neurodegenerative diseases commonly known as Batten disease. Who are based in Hampshire but work with children, young people, families and professionals across the UK.
BDFA were in formed in 1998 with the help of SeeAbility and Contact-a-Family, by a small group of parents of children with Batten disease and were granted Registered Charity status in 2001 and the work of the charity has continued to go from strength to strength. To find out more detail about BDFA please visit www.bdfa-uk.org.uk or click here where you can also make a donation.