Archive for April, 2014

 

Painting for Marie Curie

I have recently completed another painting for Marie Curie Cancer Care in my continuing support for charities through my art. The painting is titled ‘Gweek Bridge’ and features one of the two bridges in Gweek.

 

Painting for Marie Curie ~ Gweek Bridge (2013) ~ Chris Billington

Painting for Marie Curie ~ Gweek Bridge (2013) ~ Chris Billington

 

Being able to help in this way for me is always about the sense that I am making a small difference, and collectively that difference is quite significant.  By giving back to the community, especially through charity, it is this tenet that keeps me supporting selected UK and international charities through my art.

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a charity that I hold dear to my heart, with my own mother who was a nurse for many years taking an active role with the charity towards the end of her career.

Each £2 ticket for this raffle will go towards a much needed service and will help in keeping a Marie Curie nurse employed, and your support is essential to Marie Curie. One hour of nursing care in a patient’s home costs £20, while £4,460 covers the cost of Marie Curie’s nursing service nationally for one hour.

In 2013, over 4,000 volunteers helped Marie Curie Cancer Care, and one such group of those fundraisers is the Cornwall based Newquay Diamond Group, a tireless and hardworking bunch of wonderful people of whom I have been a supporter for a number of years now.

‘Gweek Bridge’, my only painting of Gweek to date, was conceived as a painting for Marie curie. It was created to be offered in a raffle to give everybody an equal chance to own it for a small donation of £2. In order to be able to offer the painting in a raffle the ladies at Newquay Diamond Group had to go through hoops with the authorities for several months to obtain a licence to run the raffle

 

Presenting Gweek Bridge, a painting for Marie Curie  ~ Chris Billington

Presenting Gweek Bridge, a painting for Marie Curie ~ Chris Billington

 

Please support the raffle and buy a ticket, not only will you have a chance to win a fabulous painting, framed in my customary white tulip wood, but also a night in Truro’s wonderful Alverton Hotel, complete with breakfast, and each £2 raised WILL make a difference.

 

Painting for Marie Curie ~ Gweek Bridge ~ the raffle tickets ~ Chris Billington

Painting for Marie Curie ~ Gweek Bridge ~ the raffle tickets ~ Chris Billington

 

The Prize Draw is to take place on July 6th 2014 and although I do have a small number of tickets available raffle tickets are available through Marie Curie Cancer Care in Cornwall ~ call 01872 260500.

Marie Curie Cancer Care  ~ for information on Marie Curie across the UK




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