Welcome to my website. I am drawing ANYTHING to raise funds for the Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh, just ask me. My little brother Toby and my wee brother Noah go in a lot. My name is JACK and I am 6 (now 8) years old.
Jack is to be presented with a Special Recognition Award in light of his fundraising over the last few years.
Since Jack is unable to make the Awards Ceremony & Lunch, he has made a little video which hopefully gets played on the day. If not, here it is now!
by Jack Henderson
Jack’s acceptance speech for his Special Recognition at the Sick Kids Friends Foundation Heroes of the Hospital 20th Anniversary Awards
[SQUEAKY DOOR OPENS]
I’m Jack from Jack Draws Anything, in California.
I wanted to say thank you for the Special Recognition Award.
Thank you very much…and…I…I hope you all win the Award…very happilly.
This is from Jack, have a nice drawing day.
The inscription on Jack’s award reads In recognition of the wonderful, unique Jack Draws Anything fundraising campaign.
Jack and all his family would like to say a big well done to all the nominees, Award winners and Sick Kids supporters. Thank you to The Sick Kids Friends Foundation for their recognition. We hope everyone has a nice time at the event.
We hope Jack’s Grandma & Grandad will be kind enough to bring his Award over to California when they visit in the Summer.
As Jack reaches the end of his first school year in California, he brought home some wonderful art he has produced this term. These were done entirely on his own during his scheduled art time. He thought it might be nice to share some of these with his website. Descriptions of the art are in Jack’s own words.
A few weeks back, Jack received a nice email from another Jack (lets call him Other Jack to save confusion), one with a very interesting name!
My name is Jack Henderson Graham and I am 7 years old. I live with my mum dad and my big brother and sister in a little village in central Scotland called Muckhart.
I am in primary 3 at Dollar Academy and our teacher Mrs Letford has asked us all to give our classmates a talk about an artist and mine is on 15 March. My mum told me about the pictures you did to raise money for the hospital your little brothers went to. I would really love to tell my friends all about you and was wondering if you could tell me some interesting things about yourself. I was also wondering if you had time if you could please draw a picture for my project that I could raffle or auction for the Sick Kids hospital when I have finished my project.
So Jack answered all of the questions posed to him by Other Jack and he has finally gotten round to doing your drawing. Jack hopes you like it and he was feeling a little bit naughty so he drew other Other Jack on the roof!
For reference, here is a picture of Dollar Academy.
Jack would like to declare his new website officially OPEN!
Return of the Jack
After three months of hard work and late nights, Jack and his Dad have (just in time) been able to launch the second version of Jack’s website. It is still available at the same address — jackdrawsanything.com.
Jack & Dad had to move over 800+ pages of content, 2000 images and rewrite lots of stuff. They also had to come up with a whole new website design (as the original template was no longer available).
Sticking closely to the original website style, Jack and Dad incorporated more of Jack’s drawings into the new theme and hopefully made it a bit more fun, with more of Jack’s personality shining through.
All of the parts of the site were hand–drawn by Jack and incorporated by web developer Dad Ed.
The site should be a little faster, easier to maintain AND work a lot better on mobile/smaller devices.
There are still a few loose ends to tidy up so if you find any issues at all, please let us know.
Jack and his Dad would like to say a big THANK YOU to all the folks who helped test the new website before the launch (in no particular order):
Since the announcement in February, Jack and his Dad have been hard–at–work, moving and building a brand–new home for Jack’s drawings, one that doesn’t rely on Posterous.
Jack Draws Anything has over 700 pages so it has proven to be a mammoth task but we believe its almost done, we have tried to make it more awesome with new design and features. Jack has been involved in every stage and we are all happy its a great new site which retains the fun, colours and spirit of the first version but with a little more oomph.
We need your help!
We need some help with testing the new website.
We are looking for about 10 volunteers who would be able to spend a couple of hours over the next couple weeks testing the new website on their computers, laptops and mobile devices. Looking for errors, typos and bugs.
I am afraid we are unable to pay anyone for their time but as a thank you we will make sure your name is forever included on our new THANK YOU page and we will be eternally grateful.
If you would like to help, please email us with your details. Thank you.