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Charity money raised at Seaford art show

The Glade by Bill Savidge

The Glade by Bill Savidge

An art exhibition at the Crypt Gallery in Seaford held in aid of Waves raised £720 for the charity.

Organisers said an impressive total of 300 people visited the show, raising the profile of the charity which supports families in need in the local area.

It featured work from 20 artists including Bill Savidge whose work appears in the Last Minute Artists exhibitions.

Bill, who is also the fundraising manager for Waves, said: “While the actual picture sales were a little disappointing, the footfall was not, just under 300, which has certainly raised the profile of Waves and the tremendous work that this charity does.

“Interest in becoming volunteers and for making regular donations were achieved.

“I think it is important to thank those artists who made donations for the raffle and from their sales, also to the Band of Brothers and the Town Crier and to everyone who provided services free, including the stewarding and publicity.

“Finally, thank you to those who provided food for the centre to sell.”

Waves helps local families in crisis with practical assistance and has its headquarters opposite the gallery in Church Street.

The exhibition took place on Saturday June 14 and Sunday June 15 from 10am to 4.30pm.

It included work by a sculptor and some photographers.

The show was staged by local artist Bill Savidge and by Ray Finch, director of Waves Seaford Ltd.

Entry was free. There was also an art demonstration and a blind auction along with a musical interlude by local praise/folk group Band of Brothers.

Seaford’s town crier Peter White announced the event between 6pm and 8pm on Friday June 13. The artists gave a donation from sales made of their work to Waves.

The charity’s centre in Church Street offers a safe place for parents and children to visit, with sofas for parents to relax and offers play facilities.

To find out more about the charity visit http://www.wavesseaford.org.uk/

 

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