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Art group members support “Purquoise Day”


MEMBERS of an art group at Warrington are supporting Purqoise Day- an initiative to aid charities working to prevent the premature death of young people.
Amateur artists in the group run by Sue Cartwright, at the Olive Tree, Penketh, have produced works for an art auction to be held in Redcar on June 30.
The event aims to raise money to support mental health charity Mind and CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young.
The campaign and Purquoise Day itself, October 22, have been inspired by Bobbie Black who died aged 23 when she lost a battle with mental health problems. Martin Wailes, a close friend of Bobbie’s also died unexpectedly from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, due to an undiagnosed heart condition.
“Purquoise” – a word thought up by Bobbie’s Mum is derived from her two favourite colours, purple and turquoise.
The day is dedicated to the memory of Bobbie, Martin and other young people who have
died too early.
Sue Cartwright’s group were inspired to create work with the purquoise theme for the auction..
Local gallery and picture framers Picturesq have also got involved supporting with framing and mounting the work for the auction, to be held on the weekend nearest to Bobbie’s birthday.
Sue said “Even though the auction is to be held in the North East, we can still get involved wherever we are, by bidding for the art work on the website, www.purquoise.uk
“Over 50 pieces have been donated by artists across the country and to view them check out the gallery at the website
“Last year nearly £1000 was made from the auction day – let’s help top that this year.”


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