ART: Kelbrook exhibition raises £1,200 for charity

Martin Wilkinson (Kelbrook Art Exhibition Treasurer), Edna Atkinson (Catering), Tony Doveston (Yorkshire Air Ambulance), Mary Miller (Kelbrook Village Hall Secretary) and Jackie Barker (Chairman) at the presentation.
Martin Wilkinson (Kelbrook Art Exhibition Treasurer), Edna Atkinson (Catering), Tony Doveston (Yorkshire Air Ambulance), Mary Miller (Kelbrook Village Hall Secretary) and Jackie Barker (Chairman) at the presentation.

THE amount raised at Kelbrook’s annual art exhibition has brushed aside efforts from previous years to be the most successful yet.

The three-day exhibition, held in August, raised £1,200 and the proceeds have been split equally, with half going to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the remainder to fund ongoing work at Kelbrook Village Hall.

Over 300 pictures were submitted to the exhibition this year and 62 of those were sold to buyers from as far away as America and Ireland.

Funds were further boosted by the sale of homemade cakes and snacks,as well as a popular raffle which saw local artist Audrey Walker donate one of her watercolour works.

Jackie Barker, chairman of the Kelbrook Art Exhibition, said: “It was a very successful event this year. “There’s no entrance fee so we can assume from the amount raised on the raffle that numbers were up. Hopefully, it will be all systems go for next year.”