Art dealer's generous gift to SARS heroes

Ian Clarke and Dan Clarke, of West Suffolk Council, with Gina Saunders, Kev Breitsprecher and Colin Gray from SARS.

Ian Clarke and Dan Clarke, of West Suffolk Council’s Leisure and Culture team, are with Gina Saunders (SARS), Kev Breitsprecher and Colin Gray. Kev and Colin both have busy days jobs with the NHS at Ipswich Hospital and then both give up their spare time to volunteer for SARS. - Credit: Moyse's Hall Museum

Medical emergency charity "heroes" have been gifted limited edition art prints to thank them for "risking their lives every day".

Art dealer John Brandler, from Brentwood-based Brandler Galleries, has donated 35 prints of 'PPE Angel' by rising artist Rachel List to staff and clinicians with SARS (Suffolk Accident Rescue Service).

She came to prominence for PPE Angel - also known as NHS Angel - and three original examples of this piece are on display at the Moments art show at Moyse's Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds.

Mr Brandler is an exhibition partner to Moments, which has just been extended until 5pm on Saturday, October 2.

Rachel List with a piece she created during an event for the Moments exhibition at Moyse's Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds.

Rachel List with a piece she created during an event for the Moments exhibition at Moyse's Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds. - Credit: Moyse's Hall Museum

He wanted to thank SARS for their work over the past 18 months, and particularly during the pandemic.

He said: "I specifically wanted to thank the individuals who are risking their lives every day by giving them something of lasting value.


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"Rachel List is a very popular and rising star in the street art movement, and consequently these limited edition prints will significantly increase in value over time."

Moyse's Hall Museum said they were "very grateful" to Mr Brandler "for a wonderfully kind gesture".

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Gina Saunders of SARS added: "It’s been a really challenging 18 months, so when John reached out to Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) to donate the NHS Angel posters to our volunteer clinicians as a way of thanks we were really touched.

"Our SARS volunteers have continued to give up their spare time to provide emergency medical care across Suffolk, alongside busy day jobs working for the NHS and East of England Ambulance Service - they are all unsung heroes.

Mr Brandler has also gifted 50 PPE Angel limited edition prints to local frontline hospital workers. 

Moments also features work by Banksy, Damien Hirst and other contemporary artists.

To book tickets for the Moments exhibition, which has now been seen by over 20,000 visitors, see here.

Artist Rachel List has recently created a mural at the Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds.

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