Art helps net hospice £1,800

AN exhibition showcasing the work of young artistic talent raised nearly £2,000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

The Rising Stars exhibition at the Hunter Gallery in Long Melford featured the work of eight new artists.

All the paintings and photographs on display were for sale, with a proportion of the proceeds being donated to the hospice, which looks after people with terminal and life-shortening illnesses.

In total, £1,800 was raised for the hospice, which is based in Bury St Edmunds.