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Art exhibition held for charity

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A charity art exhibition is being held in Clare next month by an artist who is raising money to complete a five-day trek along the wall of China.

Sue Eaton did not expect breast cancer to hit someone young and fit but, three years ago, a member of her family was diagnosed.

Luckily, she has made a good recovery but the experience inspired Sue and her husband Tony to undertake a fundraising challenge to raise a minimum of £2,800 each in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

They wanted to support the charity that helps every person affected by breast cancer to get the best treatment, information and support.

Sue said as an artist, the idea of holding a fundraising exhibition was an obvious choice.

“Clare is a superb venue as its town hall is large and opens directly on to the market square in this small and delightful old wool town,” she said.

“Entrance to the exhibition is free and there will be a prize draw for donated paintings, with a homemade cake cafe running for the three-day event.”

The show is set to include 26 of East Anglia’s best artists, who will provide an eclectic mix of work.

Tickets costing £5 for the private viewing, taking place on May 22 from 6pm to 9pm, include a glass of wine, the chance to meet the artists, first choice of paintings and a prize draw to win an oil painting worth £2,500, which has been generously donated by David Porteous-Butler.

The exhibition opens the following day until May 25 from 10am to 5pm.

Michele Webber, one of the exhibiting artists, will open the exhibition on behalf of Breast Cancer Care at 7pm.

All proceeds will all go to Breast Cancer Care.

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