Paintings auctioned in Budleigh raise more than £3,000 for charity

PUBLISHED: 06:30 06 December 2016

Reg Varney's daughter Jeanne Marley presents the proceeds of her fathers art sale to Josh Allan and Karen Parkes of CHSW. Ref exb 47-16TI 2305. Picture: Terry Ife

Reg Varney's daughter Jeanne Marley presents the proceeds of her fathers art sale to Josh Allan and Karen Parkes of CHSW. Ref exb 47-16TI 2305. Picture: Terry Ife

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An auction of seven paintings created by Budleigh Salterton’s adopted son Reg Varney have raised vital funds for charity.

The seven pieces were donated by Reg’s daughter Jeanne Marleyas part of a Fairlynch Museum exhibit dedicated to Budleigh’s ‘Little Clown’.

The actor, best known for his role in On the Buses, retired to Budleigh and the keen artist lived in the town until his death.

More than £3,000 was raised by the auction for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Josh Allan, community fundraiser at CHSW, said: “We are so delighted to receive this donation. Reg’s paintings were superb and we cannot thank the Fairlynch Museum enough for choosing our charity as a beneficiary.

“It costs £3.5million each year to provide life-limited children and their families care at our Little Bridge House hospice, and this incredible fundraising will really help us to make the most of short and precious lives.”

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