​​​Charity work

Wildlife in watercolour

Kathryn devotes much of her spare time to publishing her father Leslie Ellison's watercolour paintings to raise money for charity. She launched the 'Wildlife in watercolour' range of gifts in October 2017 with a 2018 Calendar for Christmas in aid of Cancer Research UK. Leslie was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) in 2014, which subsequently transformed to chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (CMML). She wanted to ensure her dad got to see his beautiful work in print. Cancer Research UK has since decided to feature his painting of a wood mouse on a greetings card being sold in its nationwide charity shops.