Alan gives away prints to help say “thank you”

Alan Stuttle pictured in his North Marine Road studio with two of his prints
Alan Stuttle pictured in his North Marine Road studio with two of his prints

A Scarborough artist is offering eight of his prints to people who have helped him during the past decade since his daughter was murdered.

The life of Caroline Stuttle was tragically cut short in Australia on April 10, 2002, and since then her father Alan has helped other students by offering an annual bursary.

He said he wanted to say thank you to people who have helped him over the years and added: “This is for anyone who’s helped the bursary, that have given for the young students, it’s nice to say thank you.”

Every year he gives £500 to a nominated student from Huntington School, where his son and daughter were both educated, to help them with their studies.

He said: “One of them went to Africa and set up a school teaching art. Others have gone to places including Italy Germany and Spain.”

The 73-year-old, who is based at his North Marine Road gallery, said that things such as setting up the bursary had helped him cope with the tragedy.

He said: “It’s cathartic. I’ve also written a couple of books. People certainly have helped – it’s the people that we don’t expect to help that do.”

The prints show various scenes of places like York.

In April a service was held at York Minster which celebrated the life of Miss Stuttle.

The 19-year-old was killed during a bag-snatch when she was pushed off a 30ft bridge at Bundaberg in April 2002. Drug addict Ian Previte, who was found guilty of her murder in October 2004, is serving a life sentence.

A charity, Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation, was founded in her memory to promote safe travel to young people.