On Saturday night, the illustrators Chantelle & Burgen Thorne were attacked at their home in South Africa. Chantelle was left bruised and Burgen was paralysed and is still in hospital. Thankfully, he seems to be regaining some movement in his legs.
This is a local news story about their ordeal:
Although they have not been with the agency long, our entire staff and the publishers they have worked with have been touched by the joy and passion the Thorne’s bring to their work and are horrified that this has happended to such an undeserving couple.
We are raising money to help with their care and recovery, as they do not have medical insurance.
100% of the proceeds will be going to Chantelle & Burgen.
We are collecting through Go Fund Me;
Any amount you could donate would be hugely appreciated
Many thanks from all at Bell Lomax Moreton Agency