Participating artists raise funds for hospice under the Harold’s Cross Dublin umbrella
ONE of the first ever charity events since the pandemic reached Ireland took place at the end of August in County Wicklow, a fundraiser under the Harold’s Cross, Dublin umbrella.
The ‘Arts Supporting Wicklow Hospice’ fundraiser, one of three among the Harold’s Cross hospices including Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services and Blackrock in Dublin brought seven talented artists together, raising funds at a time of severe impact for charities around the world.
The exhibition of works in aid of the recently opened Wicklow Hospice was sponsored by Tinakilly House Hotel in Wicklow and the recently released Tandem Irish Whiskey.
“Wicklow Hospice is very grateful to Tinakilly House Hotel for hosting this wonderful art exhibition and choosing them ad their charity of choice, said Hospice Campaign & Events Coordinator. (The) first patients (were accepted) in December 2020, a very proud moment for the people of County Wicklow and beyond. (We) are very grateful to Tinakilly House Hotel for hosting this wonderful art exhibition and choosing them as the charity of choice. At a time when fundraising has been severely impacted it was heart-warming to see the community continue to provide much needed support.”
All of the proceeds from multi-media works sold along with a debut novel supported the work of specialist palliative care for patients with life-limiting illnesses as well as their loved ones, and the exhibition and sales continued in the hotel 7 September.
“spending time looking at a picture is an experience I would recommend,” said participating artist Colin Dunne. “Examine the feelings you get, derived from the texture, colour, composition and what it conveys to you. Our souls need nourishment in the exact same way our bodies do.”
Added participating artist Denis Connolly of Tinakilly House Hotel: “The whole important point was an impactful fundraiser to try and get in money for Hospice. It’s important to know that every penny raised is going to the hospice.”
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