We are delighted to report that on Thursday 27th September 2012 the Shropshire Art Society presented a cheque for £5000 to Severn Hospice. The money was raised at the wonderfully successful Art at Ford House event held over the weekend of 31st August and 1st and 2nd of September, in memory of Judy Townsend.
Our Chairman Wilf Langford, committee members Anne Linton and Alan Townsend, and Alan and Judy’s daughter Sally Townsend Blake presented the cheque to Mike Perry of Severn Hospice on a lovely morning in the Hospice garden. There were lots of smiles! And, the Shropshire Star helped us to say thank you to all the members of the public who had donated money or purchased paintings and craft items.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who helped with or supported the event, because you all contributed to raising this magnificent sum. Of course, we’d especially like to thank all our members who donated paintings or crafts… you really ‘came up trumps’, as Judy herself would have said!
October’s Shropshire Life magazine had a great feature on the event, written by Howard Franklin, which was wonderful.