HAVING both been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer, Art For Cure co-founders Belinda Gray and Sally Ball, have been determined to raise funds in the support of breast cancer research through art and sculpture sales.
In 2016, the second Art For Cure fundraising exhibition gathered further support with wonderful art works from almost 40 celebrities, including Ed Sheeran, Andy Murray and Dame Judi Dench. Held in the magnificent house and grounds of Glemham Hall in Suffolk, the weekend show attracted more than 8,000 visitors and featured work from 80 artists and sculptors including renowned names such as Maggi Hambling, Michael Speller, Carol Peace and Henrietta Dubrey. All exhibitors generously donated a percentage of their sales to the cause.
An incredible £175,000 was raised at the event, which took place at the stunning Glemham Hall, £100,000 of which has been donated to Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s leading breast cancer research charity, to help fund research into this devastating disease.
Part of the money raised by Art For Cure will also be used to support a variety of projects helping women in East Anglia who are experiencing a breast cancer diagnosis.
Belinda Gray, Art for Cure Co-Founder, said: “The sale of art and sculpture has proved to be a truly successful method of fundraising, enabling us to promote artists, satisfy art buyers as well as supporting hugely important research into breast cancer.”
Sally Ball, Art for Cure Co-Founder, said: “Breast cancer has sadly affected so many and Art for Cure has received incredible support from people whose lives have been altered forever by this disease. We hope we can make a real difference in helping find a cure as well as looking after those having treatment.”
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive of Breast Cancer Now, said: “Art for Cure is a wonderful event and in just two years has become so well-known and successful so quickly. We are delighted to be beneficiaries of Art for Cure and it is a pleasure to continue to work with Sally, Belinda and the team who are so committed to the event and to raising vital funds for Breast Cancer Now. We are so grateful for their passionate support and look forward to working together in the future.”
Save The Date – The third Art For Cure fundraising exhibition will take place at Glemham Hall in Suffolk from 5th to 7th May 2018. This is in addition to other interim art events being organised by Art For Cure to raise vital funds needed for the care and cure of breast cancer.