Young artists showcase work

Pictured six year-old Phobe Oldfield.

More than four thousand pounds has been raised by paintings produced by children at The Donna Louise Children's Hospice as part of their art therapy.

An exhibition features a range of water colours and acrylics showing landscapes and seascapes.

At a special preview evening at Yarnfield Training and Conference Centre, near Stone, a total of 18 paintings were sold, raising £2,144 on the night.

That figure has been boosted further with auction bids, which are expected to push the total to more than £4,000.

The paintings will be on display until 30th September, along with a selection of other paintings as part of the exhibition.

Pictured back row - Nuala O'Kane, Chief Executive of the Donna Louise Children's Hospice and Kevin Benson, Hospice Counsellor. Front row - Joe Johnson, Sophie Webb and Charlotte Thom.

Artist Charlotte Thom aged 16, with her painting Tree of Life, which was snapped up by Paul Gratton, Executive Chairman of the Shepherd Group and his son Sam.

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