Charity exhibition and auction

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ARTWORK donated by artists from Woodend Art and Craft Gallery and elsewhere is being exhibited and then auctioned in aid of the Rainbow Centre.

The Rainbow Centre aims to offer practical support to Castle Ward in Scarborough – an area that had been designated as an Urban Priority Area. The centre now supports well over 100 people per week and is the focus of a lot of community action and practical witness.

Pam Barton, of the Rainbow Centre, said: “I wanted to do this as I wanted to widen the scope and our appeal as a local charity.

“I have been overwhelmed by the support, our community is so kind-hearted.”

The exhibition features artwork by mostly local artists in a huge variety of mediums, including paintings, woodwork, ceramics and embroidery.

Over the Rainbow, at Woodend, runs until Friday April 14, when the exhibits will become auction lots later that evening.

It was opened on Monday by the centre’s patrons, Lady Heather Ayckbourn and Scarborough mayor Hazel Lynskey.

Established in 1997 by the church of St Mary’s and Holy Apostles, the centre is a social action project based which supports, up-lifts and encourages community members in practical ways.

In the last year the project established Rainbow Money, an independent advice service for those in debt.