Charity art auction raises £10,000 for THAT

28-11-19 Charity art auction raised 10000 for THAT!
Karine Neill, Joan Forsyth, and THAT members Alison Rogers, Annette McBride and Chris Kelly with artwork by Frances Law entitled ‘Passage’

The fifth annual fundraising art auction held at Discovery Point in Dundee raised £10,000 for NHS Tayside’s Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust (THAT).

The charity auction provided an opportunity for people to own a piece of original art by well-known contemporary artists and up-and-coming artists from across Tayside and North Fife.

Artists were invited to submit A5 postcard artworks for the silent auction or, if preferred, a larger artwork to be auctioned on the night.  Art enthusiasts bid on items and raised an amazing £10,000 which goes towards helping THAT continue to deliver creative arts programmes for people living with long-term health conditions.

THAT development officer Karine Neill said, “This was our fifth auction and this year proved to be as popular as ever. Thank you to everyone who supported and volunteered at the event, all the artists, sponsors and people who attended and helped make it a successful event.

“A huge thank you to THAT art auction committee members, in particular chairperson Joan Forsyth whose energy and commitment is the leading force in making this a worthwhile and fun occasion.

“I would also like to say a special thank you to Steven Dewar from Dundee Auctioneers, Curr & Dewar for being our auctioneer for the larger pieces of artwork.”

THAT Chairperson Joan Forsyth said, “We are astonished by the generosity of the artists who have contributed to our fifth charity art auction. The support received from artists and sponsors is tremendous.

“This event helps raise awareness of and funds for THAT which works to develop creative engagement opportunities for people living with long-term health conditions such as stroke, dementia, chronic pain, MS, Parkinson’s disease, and many more who will benefit greatly from this support.”

For more information on THAT, please contact Karine Neill on 01382 835509 or kneill@nhs.net

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