Art lovers are being given the chance to own original artwork from artists across the region as part of a special charity auction in aid of CancerCare.
The auction aims to raise money to help the charity support local people affected by cancer and bereavement from its centres in Lancaster, Morecambe, Kendal and Barrow.
The auction will take place on the charity’s website from October 18 and people are being invited to place silent bids on a wide range of artworks donated by artists from across north Lancashire and south Cumbria including Kendal-based sculptor Danny Clahane and Sharon Tait from Dalton-in-Furness.
Along with the artworks are also a number of other items including a holiday on the Scottish Isle of Whithorn, whisky tasting experience, a city break in Manchester, £300 voucher for Sally’s Cottages, a Lake District landscape photography workshop, tickets to the Theatre by the Lake’s Christmas Show and more.
Organiser Kat Michaels said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response from local artists and businesses who have been incredibly generous donating items for our auction. We have a stunning variety of art for auction but it’s not just for art enthusiasts and it also features exciting experiences and family days out.
“The pandemic has been particularly tough on the people we provide therapy for, many who have been isolated from support networks of family and friends, and every penny raised will go to support people in our communities who have been left devastated by a cancer diagnosis or loss of a loved one,” Kat added.
To access the online auction, visit www.givergy.uk/ccautumnauction
For more information, visit cancercare.org.uk