Our fantastically popular 12-inch canvas charity event is back for 2020. Buy a blank canvas for £10 and create your masterpiece in any medium that takes your fancy: paint, crayon, chalk, photography, collage, knitting, sculpture…the list is as diverse as your imagination. All canvases will be on sale for £45 at the Vision Matters exhibition, which will be held as soon as it is safe to do so.
As you have probably gathered, the exhibition, which should have taken place in July, was postponed due to Covid-19. However, we are planning to reschedule the event some time in May 2021 if conditions allow.
But the good news is that blank canvases are still available
The submission date has therefore been extended into 2021 to a date again still to be decided. We can store completed work if you want to deliver it to us but, if possible, please hang on to them until a date for the exhibition can be confirmed. We will let you know in good time.
Please be assured that all the money from the canvases you have bought is safe in the Charity Account. It will remain there until we have had the exhibition. We will send it to the charities together with the money raised from the sale of the completed canvases.
So please keep creating your wonderful canvases so we have something fantastic to look forward to.
We are delighted to announce the total amounts raised for charities at our two recent events. The Awesome Autumn Art exhibition in September raised an amazing £2,400 while the Andy Brush Quartet jazz evening added a further £1,300. What a fantastic result and we are so grateful to all those who came along and helped behind the scenes.
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Two years ago we sponsored a guide dog, Barney, having raised the £5,000 that enabled us to name him. He is now in his final stages of training and we have had our last communication from Guide Dogs. It has been a pleasure to have seen his development and wish him and his new owner well.
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Last year Gravelly Barn sponsored a Hero Rat called Magawa after Jane and Chris travelled to Cambodia. This amazing rat helps to clear mines and explosives from vast areas of the country that have, and continue, to kill and maim thousands of people in this poor country.
What better way to use some of the thousands of pounds raised here at Gravelly Barn than to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Millions of people throughout the world do not have access to a clean, functioning toilet so we are delighted to sponsor one in the Republic of Congo.
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