Art event raises cash for cancer charity

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Two fundraising events in Scarborough have raised nearly £3,000 to help those suffering from a type of bone marrow cancer.

A coffee morning and raffle at Coast Gallery, in aid of Myeloma UK, were a huge success and a cheque for £2,912.00 is being forwarded on to the charity.

Six Scarborough myeloma supporters, helped by gallery staff and friends, have worked extremely hard to achieve this goal.

A large part of the total was raised at the coffee morning in September, when 110 people enjoyed a morning of refreshments, tombola and a raffle of gifts donated by supporters and the gallery’s exhibitors and friends, including the nationally-recognised photographer Adrian Gatie.

To add to the total amount raised, Gavin and Denise Wilson of Coast Gallery asked their artists to donate artwork as prizes for a fabulous art raffle.

Lorraine and David Bryden produced and sold Lorraine’s photographic greeting cards to their friends contributing £750, and Steve and Christine Greatorex sold second-hand books, CDs and home-made cakes to complete the total sum for Myeloma UK. Then on November 8, customers at Coast Gallery took it in turns to draw the raffle, with 10 lucky winners receiving some stunning pieces of art.

Prizes included crockery donated by John Egerton. a framed print donated by Ian Mitchell and a print on canvas by Phil Cornelius.