Last week the Scriba office turned into an art studio for the evening.
Our meeting room was filled with a range of small rocks, eight PR champions, and an array of acrylic paints and glitter – all for a fantastic reason.
Katie, Scriba’s MD, shared with us all the saddening situation that a friend of hers for many years, Ben Wood, was going through. His beautiful daughter Maisie was very ill, and devastatingly for him and his wife, died from leukaemia at the age of just two years and nine months.
And Maisie – who loved being creative and getting messy – has certainly left a vibrant and happy legacy in her name.
Ben’s wife, Julie, set up the Facebook Group Maisie Rocks #maisierocks (for Maisie Wood), to honour Maisie, and is encouraging everyone to join, paint rocks in a variety of colourful styles, and hide them across the globe.
Created on 16 March, this group has already achieved 500 members, and the news feed is filled with an array of creations – either to be hidden or which have been found – in locations ranging from UK seasides to the Isle of Wight, and from Amsterdam to Paris.
And the Scriba team is now planning where to hide our rocks. As many of us have holidays booked over the summer, our arty offerings – painted, glittered and glazed under the watchful eye of our resident art lover Jenny – will be appearing in a range of places around the UK and Europe.
If you want to get involved, and help spread the love for Maisie, simply paint your rock and hide it, posting a picture to the Facebook group. It is important to write on the back of the rock: “Post a picture to Facebook, for Maisie Rocks #maisie rocks (for Maisie Wood).”
And to find out more about the cause, please read Julie’s story.
It’s a really fun way to help keep the memory of such a happy little girl alive, and we loved getting involved.
So grab your paints and get messy…for Maisie.