Artists take a stand
Art is helping to give people with disabilities the chance to experience what it’s like to stand.
An auction called Standing with Courage raised more than $1000 for a specialist standing frame for Sandringham’s Iris Health Rehabilitation on May 24.
Now the fundraising organisation that ran the auction, We’ll Make Cents, is looking to reach the $8000 goal the rehabilitation centre needs to purchase the frame.
IRIS Health Rehabilitation offers a range of therapies for people with a disability, health concern or who are recovering from an injury.
We’ll Make Cents director Margaret Alden says she was delighted with the artworks received from artists and community art trust Toi Ora for the auction.
‘‘A frame helps to strengthen the body and assist in the rehabilitation process,’’ Ms Alden says.
‘‘It’s about increasing confidence as much as body strength and helping people have a more active role in the community.’’
Labour Party leader David Shearer was among the win- ning auction bidders on the night.
Artworks not sold at auction are available to view by appointment at IRIS Health Rehabilitation, 13 Coyle St, Sandringham, or online.
Confidence boost: We’ll Make Cents director Margaret Alden and Labour Party leader David Shearer boost an art auction raising funds for a specialist standing frame.