Suffolk based charity Art For Cure donates £62,000 to Cancer Campaign In Suffolk.
Art For Cure have made a donation of £62,000 to Cancer Campaign In Suffolk to support specific breast cancer projects within the county over the next 2 years.
Art For Cure’s second exhibition of art and sculpture was hosted in the beautiful house and gardens of Glemham Hall in May 2016. An astonishing £175,000 was raised over the weekend for breast cancer care, research and support by the generous commissions of artists’ sold work.
80 artists and sculptors exhibited, including the acclaimed Maggi Hambling, Jelly Green and Paul Richardson from East Anglia, as well as leading international artists Michael Speller, Carol Peace and Henrietta Dubrey.
8000 visitors enjoyed an exciting weekend of art workshops, live jazz, fine dining from the chef Peter Harrison and a thrilling celebrity art auction including work from Ed Sheeran, Joanna Lumley, Andy Murray and Judi Dench.
Following the exhibition, a donation of £100,000 was made in 2016 to the leading national breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now, towards a secondary cancer research project.
This recent donation of £62,000 to Cancer Campaign in Suffolk supports three breast cancer services in Suffolk, focusing on a new wig service and beauty treatments, the support of free complimentary treatment courses for those affected by cancer, as well as post-surgical breast exercise classes and a DVD.
Belinda Gray, Art For Cure Founder, said: “We have found a very successful way of fundraising through the sale of art and sculpture and are delighted to not only be contributing to vital national research, but also supporting such worthwhile breast cancer services in Suffolk for those going through a breast cancer diagnosis.
Jonny Ripman, Chair of Trustees of Cancer Campaign in Suffolk, said: “Art for Cure has staged a series of amazing events supporting breast cancer work and we are delighted to receive their donation which allow us to commit to important projects within the county. It is a pleasure to work with the highly committed Art for Cure team and we hope that our relationship with them continues and develops for many years to come.”
Save The Date – The third Art For Cure fundraising exhibition will take place in Suffolk from 5th to 7th May 2018. This is in addition to other interim art events being organised by Art For Cure to raise vital funds needed for the care and cure of breast cancer.