AN arts and crafts show at Nettlebed Community School raised hundreds of pounds for good causes in and around the village
AN arts and crafts show at Nettlebed Community School raised hundreds of pounds for good causes in and around the village.
The exhibition included 140 paintings and drawings as well as jewellery, pottery, greetings cards, woodwork, sculpture and textiles by dozens of artists.
Most of the items were for sale and 20 per cent from each transaction will go to beneficiaries including the Sue Ryder hospice at Joyce Grove, the school and pre-school, Nettlebed Village Club and Headway Thames Valley, which is based in Henley.
A portion will also go to the Charles Bertioli Staying Alive Foundation, a kidney disease charity set up 20 years ago by villagers Malcolm and Barbara Lewis in memory of their son. Ed Simons, chairman of trustees at the Kenton Theatre in Henley, opened the show and guests were entertained by musician Edward Fitzgibbon, who played a home-made lute while volunteers sold teas in aid of Nettlebed’s annual Christmas lunch for the elderly.
The annual sale is organised by Nettlebed Art Society and has been running for more than 60 years.