Art For Cure’s 2016 Suffolk exhibition raises record £175k for breast cancer charities
PUBLISHED: 08:23 10 May 2016 | UPDATED: 08:27 10 May 2016
A record total of more than £175,000 has been raised for the care and cure of breast cancer by East Anglian based Art For Cure – and the figure is set to rise.
Thousands of people – more than 8,000 in total – visited the charity’s art exhibition over the May bank holiday weekend.
Rooms and gardens at Glemham Hall in Suffolk were transformed into galleries, and showcased art works, prints and sculpture from more than 75 East Anglian and acclaimed national artists.
Works on display included sculptures from Michael Speller, natural metal pods, reeds and globes from Cary Norman and hovering dragonflies and perching birds from Mike Savage.
Belinda, Sally, Adrian, Amanda, Emma, Fiona, Joanna, Mandy and Tricia from the Art For Cure committee said: “There are so many people involved in this exhibition who we owe our enormous thanks to. “Our local sponsor support, corporate and individual, who together enabled this event to be staged.
“The commitment from our massive army of talented volunteers who worked tirelessly each day, with smiles and enthusiasm and the Art for Cure 2016 committee who have been planning and fine tuning this event for months - all together we made it happen.”
The substantial sum will go towards research into the cure and treatment of breast cancer, and Art for Cure will be supporting, among others, Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, as well as a number of East Anglian based organisations.
“We thank you all for playing your part – artists, volunteers, sponsors and art lovers and making Art For Cure 2016 such an overwhelming success”, the committee added.