Thursday, 7 April 2011

Art auction in aid of Shelterbox

This evening the volunteers of the Barefoot Games project held an art auction in aid of Shelterbox and their work in Japan at the White Hart in Launceston. In total, the event raised a fantastic £4410.

There were around 60 pieces of art donated by a range of artists and creators ranging from some amateur works to several pieces of museum quality. Regrettably, some of the higher end lots didn't reach their reserve and so will be kept to be sold another day, but there were some very high prices paid for some of the other works including more than £650 for a wonderful McGowan painting.

Huge congratulations to Ben and all the volunteers who did a fantastic job of putting on the event and to all those who came along to buy. I ended up buying a couple of lots - although one of those was by mistake!

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