I’m often asked to donate work to help raise funds for charity and, where I can, I love to help out. So I was pleased to discover that at Reading Contemporary Art Fair they have a section where exhibiting artists are asked to provide a painting for a gallery wall.
All canvases are supplied so the 20cm size is universal, but of course what each artist will do with it will vary enormously. It’s going to be a great display. All work is for sale for a fixed price of £45 which makes it a complete bargain. This a great way to start collecting original artwork, especially if you are just beginning to get the art buying bug. Or it could be a perfect gift.
All proceeds go to The Prince’s Trust and since the art fair has been running this collaboration it has raised over £48,000 for the charity. This year The Prince’s Trust ccelebrates 40 years of helping young people get work place training and support to find jobs or start their own business. They have helped 825,000 people and over 77% of the young people who have attended a Prince’s Trust course or programme go into jobs, education or training.
Here’s just a few of the things your money could help achieve:
- £12 could help give advice and support to four young people calling the helpline
- £30 could provide two hours of one to one mentoring
- £50 could provide childcare for a day to allow someone to attend a programme
Heck, why not buy two!
You can find out more about The Prince’s Trust here and if you would like to add your support you can easily make a small donation of your own:
• just text TRUST to 70555 to donate £5
• or call 020 7543 1384 from 9am-5pm
If you can come along to Reading Art Fair 22-24th April 2016 you can print out your FREE invitation to the Private View here. This ticket will also give you 2 for 1 access throughout the weekend. It would be great to see you there.
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