One of Downs Solicitors’ major fundraising activities for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity has been to participate in CowParade Surrey this year. Because Downs has three office locations (Dorking, Cobham and Godalming), they sponsored three cows and commissioned three very talented local artists to add their own artistic flourish to each of the bovine beauties. The brief to the artists was to incorporate the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations within their designs and to acknowledge Prince William as the President of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
This cow resided in Dorking where she spent the summer looking very fine in her jewels and ermine-trimmed cloak. Ermintrude was created by Surrey-based artist Jill Flower, who is an experimental textile artist with an interest in all aspects of Embroidery.
With dedicated units for all cancer types, The Royal Marsden provides care during diagnosis, treatment and beyond, and has specialist paediatric facilities for children and young people.