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Art exhibition will aid hospice

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AN exhibition in aid of Warrington’s St Rocco’s Hospice is currently running at the Picturesq Gallery at Latchford.

It consists of 34 pieces of work by members of art classes run by local artist Sue Cartwright, painted during the summer at the Olive Tree, Penketh and the Pavilion, Stockton Heath.

They are in a variety of media, including watercolour, pencil, pastel and acrylic.

The exhibition was opened by Bob Garner, from St Rocco’s Hospice.

Sue said: “I must thank Nigel and Teresa at Picturesq for supporting the arts in Warrington in many ways over the years. This is my art student’s second charity fund raiser with monies going to St Rocco’s Hospice – an amazing charity.

“Picturesq are currently going through an extension to their gallery so it has meant them putting in a tremendous effort to stage this event only weeks after their annual photographic exhibition for Breast Cancer Awareness.”

The themes are varied and include pets, flowers and historic images. They are reasonably priced and could make an early Christmas present for someone.

Sue Cartwright has donated a professional painting to be raffled whiet several members have donated all the proceeds from the sale of their work to St Rocco’s Hospice.

Opening the exhibition, Bob Garner said: “St Rocco’s Hospice needs to raise £4.2 million every year of which 80 per cent is donated by the people of Warrington which is fantastic. We have 600 volunteers working like me, fundraising, on events or in one of our 10 shops.

“Please remember us when you are having a declutter. What you throw away today is more than likely to be something that somebody else will want to buy tomorrow. We can turn your donations into cash for St Rocco’s Hospice.”

The exhibition is on for the next fortnight.

 

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