Paul Spurgeon to lead bike ride for Cornerstone project
Designer Paul Spurgeon is organising a sponsored bike ride from London to Paris to help raise funds for the Cornerstone project.
The Cornerstone jewellery brand, launched at The Jewellery Show in February by UK designer Paul Spurgeon and Soweto born Nqobile Nkosi, has been generating much support from the jewellery industry and the bike ride, which will take place in August and start at the new Goldsmiths’ Centre, is intended to raise further funds for the project.
The proceeds from Cornerstone, which is being sold in both the UK and South Africa, will go towards empowering Nkosi and his expanding team in Soweto and Makapanstad in South Africa to support themselves and others by making and selling jewellery.
Additionally, The Jewellery Show London and Treasure have named Cornerstone as their Social Enterprise partner for the event, which is taking place at Somerset House in June.
The Cornerstone concept has been supported from its inception by Weston Beamor, which has been closely involved in the product development process and, from Spurgeon’s and Nkosi’s designs, has provided free casting services to create the collection.
To join the bike ride, contact Skyline Overseas. You will need to pay a registration fee of £99 and additionally, each rider has to raise a minimum of £1,400, half of which goes as payment for everything needed during that time.
Spurgeon said: “We would love as many people as possible to join us in this worthy cause, which should raise a huge amount of interest in the trade press and further afield.”
For those who are unable to take part in the ride but would like to sponsor or make a donation, please make cheques payable to ‘Cornerstone’ and send them to Paul Spurgeon, The Mill, Yews Farm, Hadstock, Cambridge, CB21 4NU.