The ‘Jackie Collins Woman of the Year’ award is presented every year by the cancer charity Penny Brohn UK. For the last three years, I have been honoured to be asked to carve each one. All of them are different in design and a lot of effort is put into making each one special to the person receiving it.
In 2018, it was presented to Jacqueline Gold. She is the boss of the Ann Summers chain of high street shops, which sell lingerie and other products to spice up people’s love lives. Her award references one of the company’s most famous products, which has a rabbit theme…
The wood used is Lawson Cypress (called Port Orford Cedar in the US). It originally came from the Ashton Court estate in Bristol and the carving also has a small box included in the design, as the charity also wanted the award to be functional in some way.
Here’s a photo of Jacqueline Gold receiving her award in May 2018. The image was supplied by Penny Brohn UK and is credited to Andre Regini.