Art Exhibition is huge success for hospice

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An art exhibition at Pett Village Hall raised more than £6,000 for St Michael’s Hospice.

More than 30 local artists exhibited their work over the Easter weekend,

The event was a huge success and attracted large crowds throughout the weekend.

There were various art forms on display and available to purchase including watercolours, mixed media and glass, with a percentage of all sales going to the Hospice.

“We would like to say a massive thank you to all artists, volunteers, the Pett community and visitors for helping to raise such a fantastic total” said Amanda Hildreth, Community Fundraiser at St Michael’s Hospice “In addition to all the beautiful artwork, visitors were able to enjoy tea, biscuits, hot cross buns and cakes, which were all kindly donated by local supermarkets Sainsbury’s, Asda and Tesco.

“We would also like to thank the Cook family, a local family of farmers, who brought their tractor out when some of our visitor’s cars got stuck in the mud on Good Friday” continued Amanda.

If you missed the Big Easter Art Exhibition then the Hospice will be holding a Summer Art Exhibition in memory of Stuart Farndale at the Arthur Easton Centre, St Michael’s Hospice on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June.

Local artists are encouraged to submit work for consideration, giving them the opportunity to exhibit their work at the popular and busy event. The exhibition will be open to the public with an entry fee of £1, including catalogue, between 10.30am-6pm each day.

To find out further information on the Summer Art Exhibition, please visit www.stmichaelshospice.com or contact Amanda Hildreth, Community Fundraiser on 01424 456371 or fundraising@stmichaelshospice.com.