As a committed father of three, Doug believes passionately that children deserve the best and happiest possible start in life. This is also the ethos of Families for Children, a British adoption charity which aims to place children in loving family homes throughout the West Country. In order to support their work, Doug painted “Loved” which uses a small child and a large teddy bear to remind us of the importance of love, friendship and security in all of our lives.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children needs no introduction. Doug was concerned with this issue before he had children of his own but the birth of his first child Charlie cemented his decision to support their work, and ‘A Happy Heart’ was created to raise both profile and funding for this more than worthwhile cause.