Action asks for artists ahead of fundraiser | Action Medical Research

Action asks for artists ahead of fundraiser

8 September 2017

For the very first time, Action Medical Research is holding one of its most creative fundraising events in Lincolnshire.

‘Art for Action’ is going to be held in Stamford Town Hall, Stamford on Friday, 24 November and the charity is looking for contributors.

The pieces will be on display and sold for £30 each with the artists’ identity kept a secret until the end.

Community Fundraising Manager for the region Lucy Hynes explains why: “These fundraisers are a great way to show off local talent and so we’re looking for artists, designers, students…absolutely anyone to get involved.

“But we often get a few more ‘familiar’ names who also donate their time and talents. For example, earlier this year we had artwork created by international best-selling crime author Peter James, Charlie Simpson from the band ‘Busted’ along with Paralympian legend Jody Cundy OBE.

“You just don’t know whose work your picture could be displayed next to, or whose work you could end up buying!” 

Artists can create their masterpiece in any medium they like (painting, sketch, collage, drawing or photograph) on the A5 card which will be provided. The deadline for submissions is 6 October.

For more information please email lhynes@action.org.uk

Action Medical Research is a UK-wide children’s charity which funds desperately needed research to tackle the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children. It has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952 including helping to introduce the first polio vaccines in the UK, developing the use of ultrasound in pregnancy and testing the rubella vaccine.

The charity is currently funding research into conditions including asthma, prematurity, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy, brain cancer and some rare and distressing conditions.

 

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

To download the Art for Action logo:

https://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/art_for_action_logo.jpg

To download an example of previously submitted art work:

https://www.action.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/press/art_for_action_-_graysonperry.jpg

For more information on Action Medical Research, contact Peter Denton, Fundraising Communications Officer, on:
T: 01403 327480
E:pdenton@action.org.uk
W: action.org.uk

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Action Medical Research is a leading UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. For 65 years we’ve helped pioneer ways to prevent disease and develop treatments benefiting millions of people. Our research has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths. But we urgently need to develop more new treatments and cures for sick babies and children and we can’t do it without you.

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