Sunday, 22 October 2017

Exhibition raises £8,000 for children's hospice

ALMOST £8,000 was raised for a charity thanks to events at the Old Fire Station Gallery in Henley

ALMOST £8,000 was raised for a charity thanks to events at the Old Fire Station Gallery in Henley.

Alexander Devine Children?s Hospice Service staged an exhibition to raise awareness and funds for a new £5 million hospice in White Waltham, near Maidenhead. One of the events was a silent auction run by TV antiques expert Jonty Hearnden. Limited edition prints of works by by Andy Warhol, Tracey Emin and Salvador Dali were part of a collection of 13 pictures that raised £6,915.

Another £800 was raised by a children?s tombola, face-painting, busking and bucket collections.

Mr Hearnden said: ?I was delighted to do the auction. It is important that the people of Henley know about what is going on with Alexander Devine. People understood the art and were very excited about it.?

Amanda Collins, trusts and foundations fund-raiser for the charity, said: ?We want to thank all the local businesses, shops and people who donated. We have been made to feel really welcome by the people of Henley.?

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