It seems hard to believe that it was this time last year we were packing up boxes, printing hundreds of captions and liaising with some of the cities favourite art spaces to set up for our UK tour of Postcards from the Edges – but what a successful year it has been!

The amount of cards we’ve received since the project began has astounded us. From the 500 we displayed at Bankside this time last year, to the thousand that are now on the Postcards from the Edges website, we are enjoying receiving them now as much we did at the start of the project.

Additional exhibitions have taken place – organisations such as MS Society have asked us to display the postcards at their annual expo, a local families group in Bognor have worked hard to set up an exhibition in their local community in December and we even have an exhibition in the Member’s Private Upper Waiting Hall at the House of Commons in October.

The project has not only captured many of your creative spirits, but the attention of people from around the world. From MPs to Paralympians, including winning us some new supporters such as Kelly Knox, former winner of Britian’s Missing Top Model and Sue Kent, a postcard creator who is now a vice president.

We are continuing the success of Postcards from the Edges to help raise awareness for other campaigns, such as Every Vote Counts and our Christmas card competition that launched this week.

As always, we are looking for more cards to add to the collection. Head to the Postcards from the Edges website where you can create and upload your own postcard. You can also sign up here to receive our monthly enewsletter which focuses on creative projects and news from the world of creativity and disability.

Lindsey Simmonds, project manager.

In October 2016, we re-launched our Postcards from the Edges campaign to raise awareness of the importance of funding adult social care. Visit our dedicated Postcards from the Edges website to find out more.

Visit the Postcards from the Edges website