Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Well done to Jane Ray and Caroline Royds along with all the volunteers at the
St Mary Magdalene Asylum Centre in North London. Having approached us last year with an idea to raise money for this small centre, assisting political refugees integrate in the Britain, I was delighted to join the cause and see what we could muster. Needless to say the response from the many illustrators they wrote to for donations was truly impressive. Lovely work came in from all quarters and even from those not contacted!

A wonderful mixed exhibition of artwork was well attended by not only our regulars but many who came to support, including lively visits from the refugees presently at the centre. Healthy enthusiasm resulted in donation from sales for almost £4,500 which was terrific, and has exceed all expectations. Our thanks to all the artists who contributed. We are delighted to have been part of such a worthwhile event, initiated by the true altruism of two fantastic people.

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