Charity benefits from art group exhibition

PUBLISHED: 09:00 13 September 2014

Homes That Smile director Becky Wright receives a cheque from Exmouth Art Group president David Matthews for the raffle proceeds from the group's annual exhibition. Also pictured is artist Helen Workman.

Homes That Smile director Becky Wright receives a cheque from Exmouth Art Group president David Matthews for the raffle proceeds from the group's annual exhibition. Also pictured is artist Helen Workman.

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A charity which supports young parents has received a boost thanks to those who attended Exmouth Art Group's annual exhibition.

The event, being held for the 68th time, but for the first time at the seafront Ocean Blue complex, ended at the weekend. It attracted 3,000 visitors during its three-week run.

While they were there, visitors were able not only to enjoy the great range of artwork on display, but enter a prize draw to win one of the pieces – Nature’s Harvest, painted by admired artist and group member Helen Workman.

Proceeds from the raffle went to the Homes That Smile charity and £500 was raised.

The first prize winner in the raffle, Lizzie from Exmouth, received the painting, while among the runners-up Keith Graham received a complimentary boat trip for two with Stuart Line Cruises, and Keith Heywood won a cream tea for two at Aby’s Catering.

A visitor to the town, Mr Hiscock, won a garden token, and Exmouth resident Mrs Springthorpe received a book token.

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