The Royal Hospital Chelsea is the home of the famous Chelsea Pensioners. There is also a team of 100 carers who look after these former non-commissioned officers or soldiers of the British Army.
After discussions with the Appeals Office RH Chelsea, the artist behind the Peony Girl, Siyuan Ren, created a new style of mask made of 100% cotton using the designs from some of her most popular fine art paintings. She has now donated a 100 of these cloth face masks to the carers at RH Chelsea. Siyuan said “I am so pleased to be able to bring a little bit of joy to all of the carers”.
Each face mask is made from an original fine art painting by the Peony Girl. The Peony Girl is an upcoming fashion and lifestyle brand designed and made in the UK. Of course, they are made of cloth and washable.
A year ago, Siyuan, was invited to exhibit her fine art peony paintings at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. She was exhibiting alongside Binny Plants who is a well known and frequent exhibitor of stunning peonies. It was an honour to win a Silver Guild medal for the stand.
The highlight of the event for Siyuan was when she presented a hand-painted silk fan to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. She also presented a silk fan to Her Royal Highness, Princess Michael of Kent. Sadly, to the disappointment of many, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show was cancelled due to the pandemic as have other events of the British Summer Social Season.
However, the Peony Girl has not forgotten about the Chelsea Pensioners! She launched her new product range of fashion face mask by donating £5 to the Royal Chelsea Hospital for every new customer she receives. She learned that the donations will go towards providing carers with washable face masks during this difficult time of Covid19 and thought they needed something very special and created the new range.
Wearing a face mask is stylish and shows you care. The new range is now available for the public and can be found at The Peony Girl.
To see The Peony Girl's other contributions during COVID click here.