For the last few weeks we have been auctioning off handmade draught excluder snakes made by Scott and Grant’s mum. We raised a massive £1385.55 for Cystinosis Foundation UK and would like to say a massive thanks to all the bidders, winners, people who shared the post and for all the support. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!!

Here’s a little bit of backstory about these wonderful creatures…

“This project began as one snake and now there are five! Dedicated to “Painting of a Panic Attack” (and “Snake”) by Frightened Rabbit, I have used different kinds of materials, some collected over the year from scrap stores and remnant bins, other fabrics I have had for a very long time.

I have taken the shapes and colours shown on the album cover and, VERY LOOSELY, created my own version of it in textile form. Beginning with larger shapes on Snake 1, the shapes are smaller in Snake 2, becoming frayed at the edges on Snake 3! As in all FR songs there is a glimmer of hope throughout, Snakes 4 and 5 fall back into a more structured form suggesting a return to a kind of calm. The snakes measure approximately 1 metre long and no two are the same.

All of my snakes in the past have gone to really good homes and some of them have been given amazing names by their new owners. So whether you like the music of Frightened Rabbit and wish to support this very worthwhile charity (all the snakes have been signed by Scott, Grant, Billy, Andy and Simon), or maybe you simply have a draughty house (these snakes actually work as draught excluders!) then one of them might just be for you.

This has been a labour of love on so many levels and all monies will go to CYSTINOSIS FOUNDATION UK.

Marion x”

The snakes winning bids ranged from £215 to £350!

Marion's Snake Marion's Snake Marion's Snake Marion's Snake