Art show raises �11K for teenage cancer sufferers

AN art exhibition at Dove Barn, Groton, raised �11,063 for the Teenage Cancer Trust East Anglia Appeal.

The money will help provide a specialist ward to treat sufferers at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.

Barn owner and exhibition curator Anna Dixon-Smith said: “We are delighted to have raised so much money for TCT – it’s a really worthwhile cause and people have been enormously supportive. It was great fun and very satisfying that we had over 400 visitors in just one week. We are very grateful to everyone who visited or made donations”.

Organising the display was a different challenge for those involved with the barn, which is normally used for wedding and conferences. Hanging more than 300 pieces by 35 artists made an interesting change from liasing with caterers, florists and photographers.

Chairwoman of the TCT Suffolk Appeal, Nella Probert, added: “It’s a fantastic achievement and I’d like to thank Anna and her team for all their hard work. Dove Barn is a fabulous venue that lends itself perfectly for use as an art gallery.”

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