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Roddie Harris cuts up his artwork at Pyramid gallery to raise funds for St Leonard’s Hospice, in York
10:18am Thursday 1st November 2012 in Fundraising fun
ART lovers were able to pick up a painting for a snip after a York artist decided to cut up one of his works and sell the fragments for a good cause.
Roddie Harris was at Pyramid gallery in Stonegate on Sunday for an annual event which sees the business’s owner Terry Brett raise money for St Leonard’s Hospice, in York.
Mr Brett said: “My father benefited from a hospice at a very difficult time when he was suffering the effects of prostate cancer.
“It is an essential service that I believe is best run independently of the NHS. As a charity it can make its own decisions and be more patient-orientated and caring. I am pleased to be able to help the hospice movement in this way and know that many of our customers think the same way.”
The weekend of fundraising, which also included sales of paintings and a raffle of artwork, raised £150, while the individual pieces of Roddie Harris’s work raised an additional £70.