Kelbrook art exhibition raises £1,000 for charity

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Organisers of Kelbrook’s annual art exhibition have hailed another successful event and are already planning ahead for next year.

There was plenty of interest across the Bank Holiday weekend as viewers flocked to Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall for the three day event which started on Saturday and finished on Monday.

Jackie Barker and Eunice King take a closer look at the art work on display at the Kelbrook Art Show.

Jackie Barker and Eunice King take a closer look at the art work on display at the Kelbrook Art Show.

Fifty-eight pictures from a grand total of 317 which went on display were sold, as money raised on the day hit the £1,000 mark again.

Of the £1,000 raised, £500 will go to the North West Air Ambulance and the other £500 to Cancer Research UK.

In 2012, £1,200 was raised of which £600 was donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the other half to Pendleside Hospice.

Jennifer Petty from Foulridge went home delighted as the winner of the raffle which won her a portrait of a farmyard scene by well-known local artist Alice Wood who had donated the prize.

Last weekend’s exhibition was the 15th of its type and in recent years has grown from strength to strength to become a firm favourite in Pendle’s art calendar in Pendle.

Josephine Robinson, from the exhibition’s organising committee, said: “We have raised slightly less money this year but it’s still jolly good.

“Last year, we sold 62 pieces so we are four fewer for this year but we are really pleased.

“We gave to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance last year so we thought we would give to the North West this time. I think everybody is affected by cancer in one way or another at some point which is why we chose Cancer Research. I’d like to say a big thank you to all on behalf of the committee.”