Art for Action secret postcard event on 18 May 2017 – what an evening!May 20, 2017 12:32 pm
An amazing £12,500 was raised on this one spectacular evening – even more than the 2015 event! Sincere thanks to all involved – sponsors, caterers, volunteers on the night and of course all of those who parted with their money! The venue, the Tudor Barn, in Belstead, near Ipswich, proved to be an excellent location and worked very well indeed.
The 180 pieces of original art on the theme of “Childhood Dreams and Wishes” gave a colourful display and work was included from: Charlie Simpson, Peter James, Lara James, Peter McCarthy, Tony Lawrence, Maggi Hambling CBE, Jody Cundy OBE, Roy Rodgers, Ryan Barrett and Dale Devereux Barker.
The event was opened by Aiden Mitchell – with help from Mum and Dad, Fleur and Keith. Aiden has benefited enormously from Art for Action support and assistance, and, as you will see from the photograph, he is a bundle of energy who really enjoys meeting people. Aiden suffered a traumatic birth in June 2014, resulting in him being born unresponsive and needing prolonged CPR. After 28 minutes Aiden took his first gasp of air. Suffering from hypoxia-ischaemic encephalopathy, Aiden wasn’t expected to survive his first night but he fought through. Aiden is a bright and happy boy, but he struggles physically and needs lots of additional support. A year’s UK therapy costs approximately £8,000. For further information about Aiden visit www.amazingaiden.com.
It is not to be forgotten that all this was in aid of the wonderful charity Action Medical Research for Children, working tirelessly to save and change children’s lives for the better. Do visit their website – www.action.org.uk.