Can­cer sup­port con­tin­ues with new photo se­ries

Marlborough Midweek - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - PAULA HULBURT

A pho­tog­ra­pher has helped raise more than $25,000 to help can­cer suf­fer­ers.

Well-known Marl­bor­ough artist and wine­maker Kevin Judd has helped Can­cer So­ci­ety Marl­bor­ough raise vi­tal funds with some of his evoca­tive prints.

He has just launched a new se­ries of his work to help keep the money com­ing in for the Blen­heim-based char­ity.

Framers on Queens in Blen­heim are dis­play­ing his new works, which have been added to the ‘Colours of Marl­bor­ough Se­ries’.

The se­ries has re­cently been in­creased to in­clude, amongst oth­ers, Kenepuru Sound and Wai- rau La­goons.

Can­cer So­ci­ety Marl­bor­ough spokes­woman Anna Small says the money raised has gone di­rectly to help the Marl­bor­ough Com­mu­nity.

‘‘The money has been used for our sup­port and in­for­ma­tion ser­vices. So it has all stayed lo­cally to help peo­ple in the Marl­bor­ough com­mu­nity af­fected by can­cer.

‘‘Whether it’s coun­selling ses­sions, liv­ing well or other sup­port pro­grammes, in­for­ma­tion re­sources or per­son­alised ad­vice and sup­port for pa­tients and their fam­i­lies; our ser­vices are free to any­one who needs them be­cause of do­na­tions and money raised from projects like this.

‘‘It has also helped with our health pro­mo­tion pro­grammes in the com­mu­nity,’’ she says.

Kevin, who es­tab­lished his own wine la­bel, Greywacke, in 2009 has had his work printed in pub­li­ca­tions across the globe.

He be­gan help­ing Can­cer So­ci­ety Marl­bor­ough in 2013 af­ter vol­un­teer Tr­isha John­son cameup with the con­cept.

Prints cost $120 and can be framed by staff at Framers on Queen for a fur­ther $120.

For ev­ery sale $20 is do­nated to the Can­cer So­ci­ety.

To view the pho­tos, which come in one size of 45cm by 50cm, visit Framers on Queen, at Queen St, Blen­heim, or the Marl­bor­ough Can­cer So­ci­ety.

Prints are un­framed.

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PHOTO: SCOTT HAM­MOND/STUFF

Can­cer So­ci­ety Marl­bor­ough sup­port­ers, from left, pho­tog­ra­pher Kevin Judd, so­ci­ety vol­un­teer Tr­isha John­son and Framers on Queen owner Richard Sam­pey.

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