Woman with bipolar hopes to launch new business

A woman diagnosed with bipolar disorder has launched a crowdfunding campaign to take her arts and crafts classes around the country.

Monday, 24th October 2016, 5:32 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:57 am
Justine Robson has launched a crowdfunding campaign to do up her campervan so she can take her arts and crafts with her on the road. Pic Steve Robards SR1631206 SUS-161023-123129001

Justine Robson, 44, from West Worthing, was diagnosed with bipolar disease over a year ago and decided to go back to her roots of arts and crafts in a bid to escape the disorder.

She now needs to raise £5,000 to fix her camper van to travel around the country delivering arts and crafts classes.

Justine said: “I have a background in this field from doing a degree in interior and graphic design.

“During my darkest days, my partner bought me a camper van because he knew how much I always wanted one but, unfortunately, the camper van got damaged.

“My mum and I had run arts and crafts classes in Worthing for a while before loads of people messaged us on Facebook wishing they could come to them.”

Justine was inspired and decided she should take her classes out onto the road in her camper van.

She added: “We need to raise £5,000 to fix it and get it back out onto the road.

“I have been overwhelmed by the support so far and thank everyone who has helped out.”

Justine has so far raised £3,605 with six days to go in her campaign.

You can donate to Justine’s campaign here.

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