Art event raises funds to sup­port young peo­ple with cancer

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ARTISTS

Penny opened up her stu­dio in Odi­ham as an op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to meet her and Lucy, view demon­stra­tions, browse art­work and take part in creative work­shops.

Lucy, who lives in Fleet, said: “When Penny sug­gested that we take part in Sur­rey Artists’ Open Stu­dios we dis­cussed fundrais­ing for a char­ity and chose CLIC Sar­gent as we know how tire­lessly they work for chil­dren and young peo­ple with cancer and their fam­i­lies. Visi­tors to the stu­dio were in­vited to help them­selves to homemade cakes, teas and cof­fees in re­turn for a do­na­tion to CLIC Sar­gent.

“Tak­ing part in Sur­rey Artists’ Open Stu­dios was a lovely op­por­tu­nity to chat to visi­tors, and share my pas­sion for work­ing with pa­per and tex­tiles.”

Liz Blunt, fundrais­ing en­gage­ment man­ager for Hamp­shire, CLIC Sar­gent, said: “It was won­der­ful to visit the stu­dio in Odi­ham and en­joy Penny and Lucy’s art.

“Some of my friends and my­self also fit­ted in a walk around the sur­round­ing beau­ti­ful coun­try­side, fol­lowed by tea and cake. Art and cake while fundrais­ing was a win­ning com­bi­na­tion. A huge thank you to Penny and Lucy for rais­ing vi­tally needed funds for CLIC Sar­gent.

“The money they raised can pay for a fam­ily to stay for free for nine nights in our homely ac­com­mo­da­tion in CLIC Haven so they can be close to loved ones.”

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