‘Childhood memories’ art exhibition raises £4,700 for children’s charity

16:59 19 March 2014

Artists, designers, art schools and celebrities contributed their artwork to the ‘Art for Action’ project, organised by the Dunmow committee of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

An exclusive sale of the original postcard-sized pieces of artwork at Gallery in the Garden, Great Saling, on February 28 raised £4,700 for the charity.

The theme of the pieces was ‘Childhood Memories’ and established and budding artists entered their artwork for the exhibition. Artwork was received from an impressive array of celebrities including: Stephen Fry, John Hurt CBE, Sir Roger Moore, Charlie Waite, Paul Benney and Jenny Hanley.

Lucy Hynes, community fundraising manager for the region, said: “We are delighted to have raised such an amazing amount of money and we thank everyone who submitted their artwork to make the exhibition and sale such a success.”

The event raised money to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. Action Medical Research has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952. The charity is currently supporting work around Down syndrome, epilepsy, sickle cell disease, and diabetes, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.

To find out more about volunteering opportunities, visit action.org.uk/get_involved/volunteering

0 comments

Fri, 15:01
Brother and sister saffron team David Smale and Penny Attwood, with Mark Starte of Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre.

A brother and sister have teamed up to put the spice back into Saffron Walden.

Fri, 11:46
Councillors defeated the vote of no confidence in Uttlesford District Council (UDC) leader, cllr Howard Rolfe, by 31 votes to 10.

Last night (Thursday) the leader of Uttlesford District Council (UDC) survived a vote of no confidence, amid a meeting packed full of posturing, accusations and apologies.

Thu, 12:12
Peter Day pictured with UKIP leader Nigel Farage. PHOTO: Victoria Thirtle.

A former Cambridge city councillor has been announced as the UKIP candidate for Saffron Walden at the general election next year.

Thu, 10:36
Theresa Sandeman-Charles

A woman who had been battling one of the world’s rarest lung diseases died last Friday – 12 months after inspiring more than 10,000 people to sign up to the organ donor register.

E-edition

Most read stories