The new design, Three Little Birds, was created in conjunction with the Robert Connor Dawes (RCD) Foundation, an Australian charity that funds childhood brain cancer research, care and development programs.
Metalbird Director Murray Hey says the connection is personal for them and the team are thrilled to support the foundation’s work.
“We were first introduced to the RCD Foundation through a member of our own team, Harry Dunn, a young brain tumour survivor,” he says.
“Harry’s story is remarkable. At just 16-years-old he endured the fight of his life and ever since, has dedicated himself to supporting the RCD Foundation and other young patients facing the same cruel diagnosis.
“We were keen to support Harry and the RCD Foundation in any way we could and are thrilled with the final design, a beautiful abstract piece that’s a first for us.”
RCD Foundation CEO and Founder Liz Dawes, says she’s incredibly grateful to Metalbird and Harry.
“Harry had actually taken part in our biggest fundraising event, Connor’s Run, just months before his own diagnosis and since then has been a fantastic ambassador for our foundation,” she says.
“I’m so excited Harry has brought about this collaboration, which not only raises much-needed funds for paediatric brain cancer but is also a lovely way to honour our late son Connor.“
Connor was just 18 when he lost his 16-month battle with brain cancer. We created the RCD Foundation in his honour, to support other families and change the odds for children facing brain cancer, which kills more children than any other disease.
“This design is a wonderful tribute to Connor, whose favourite song was Three Little Birds by Bob Marley. We play this song before Connor’s Run every year, feature the birds in our logo and now, are part of this beautiful Metalbird design. I know Connor would have just loved it.”
The Three Little Birds will be available for purchase through the RCD and Metalbird websites. 50% of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to the RCD Foundation to fund brain matters research, care and development projects.
The birds are made from 3mm corten steel and are designed to be hammered into trees, fence posts or pergolas, creating a beautiful outdoor installation. As the birds’ weather, they develop their own unique colour and appearance, adding beauty to any outdoor space.