Pick up some art with Xmas shop­ping

Burton Mail - - News -

ART en­thu­si­asts are be­ing in­vited to get their hands on a unique piece of work at a Bur­ton shop­ping cen­tre.

Shop­pers vis­it­ing Coop­ers Square shop­ping cen­tre can now bag a piece of art­work with their Christ­mas shop­ping with an ex­hi­bi­tion cre­ated by chil­dren, young peo­ple and fam­i­lies at The Donna Louise Trust.

The col­lec­tion is on dis­play in the cen­tre, next to Boots, and or­gan­is­ers have said it has al­ready at­tracted lots of in­ter­est and com­ments from pass­ing shop­pers.

This is the cen­tre’s sec­ond ex­hi­bi­tion of paint­ings by fam­i­lies from The Donna Louise Trust.

Chris Belyavin, re­gional fund-raiser for The Donna Louise, said: “This is our sec­ond ex­hi­bi­tion of paint­ings in Coop­ers Square and I re­ally hope shop­pers will en­joy them.

“Last time, shop­pers helped to raise more than £1,038, by buy­ing prints and mak­ing do­na­tions, which is just fan­tas­tic.

“This is a brand new dis­play, and each of the pieces has been cre­ated by a child, young adult, or one of their fam­ily mem­bers, dur­ing their art ther­apy ses­sions at The Donna Louise.

“Along­side each piece in the dis­play is a brief de­scrip­tion about who has cre­ated it.”

Prints of each paint­ing are avail­able to buy, with ev­ery penny raised mak­ing a real dif­fer­ence to fam­i­lies sup­ported by the hospice, in­clud­ing sev­eral in the Bur­ton area.

The Donna Louise asks for a min­i­mum do­na­tion of £5 for the prints. De­tails of how to buy them are dis­played within the ex­hi­bi­tion in Coop­ers Square.

Dave Chad­field, cen­tre man­ager at Coop­ers Square, said: “The dis­play looks great, there are some very good pic­tures and re­ally mov­ing de­scrip­tions.

“We’re de­lighted that we’ve been able to sup­port The Donna Louise and many of our cus­tomers have al­ready been tak­ing time out to en­joy the dis­play.”

A spokesman for the trust said art ther­apy is a re­ally im­por­tant way for the chil­dren, young adults and their fam­i­lies at The Donna Louise to ex­press their feel­ings in a cre­ative way and is of­fered to ev­ery fam­ily who spends time at the hospice.

The ex­hi­bi­tion to raise funds for Donna Louise Trust is in Coop­ers Square shop­ping cen­tre

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