Action Medical Research calls for contributions to ‘Art for Action’ exhibition | Action Medical Research

Charity calls for contributions to ‘Art for Action’ exhibition

27 May 2015

Artists, designers, art schools and celebrities are being asked to contribute to an ‘Art for Action’ exhibition in aid of children’s charity Action Medical Research.

On Thursday, 15 October, members of the Ipswich group for Action Medical Research will be holding an exclusive sale of original postcard-sized works of art to raise money for the charity, to help save and change children’s lives, with the theme of childhood memories.

The exhibition and sale of the 5” x 7” artworks will be held at Copdock Hall, Church Lane, Copdock in Suffolk and both established and budding artists are being called on to enter a piece for this exciting show.

At a similar event held in February 2014 by the Dunmow committee, celebrities including Stephen Fry, John Hurt CBE, Sir Roger Moore, Charlie Waite, Paul Benney and Jenny Hanley donated pieces and helped to raise almost £5,000 for the children’s charity.

This year, Action Medical Research is calling on creative types to help make a huge difference to many sick and disabled children across the UK. Contributions are welcomed in a range of mediums - sketch, drawing, painting or photograph – so now is the time to share your art for Action!

The pieces will be displayed during the evening of the exhibition, each priced at £30, and collectors can buy as many works of art as they like: each card will be signed on the reverse so the collector will not know who created it until after they’ve made their purchase.

Contributions are needed as soon as possible for the event, which will be raising money to help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children.

Action Medical Research has been funding medical breakthroughs since it began in 1952 and is currently supporting work around meningitis, Down syndrome, epilepsy and premature birth, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.

For more information on contributing to Art for Action, contact Lucy Hynes, Community Fundraising Manager, on 01394 610378 or email lhynes@action.org.uk

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For a high-res image of Copdock Hall, a new events venue, please click on the link below:

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E: eevans@action.org.uk

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Action Medical Research is a leading UK-wide charity working to save and change children’s lives through medical research. We believe that the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children can be beaten. We have been funding medical breakthroughs since we began in 1952 like the first polio vaccines in the UK, ultrasound in pregnancy and the rubella vaccine – helping to save thousands of children’s lives and change many more.

Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world. Charity reg. nos 208701 and SC039284.

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