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Art in the Hut at Old Hunstanton raises money for the Hospice through anonymous art


By Lynn News Reporter


Art in the Hut, organised by Julie Clark in Old Hunstanton to promote local artists has raised £2,484 for the Norfolk Hospice charity.

Artists donated their work for free with their names covered up and their work was sold to the public to raise money for the charity.

The event lasted from Friday to Sunday with the last day being extended due to the overwhelming amount of supporters and organisers managed to collect over 500 postcards with some bigger works being placed for bid.

Art In The Hut Supporting The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, being held in the Mencap Beach Hut No.82 Old Hunstanton..Event organiser Julie Clark (left) with Jess Walker (Community Fundraiser for The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House) with some of the artwork. (15037213)
Art In The Hut Supporting The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, being held in the Mencap Beach Hut No.82 Old Hunstanton..Event organiser Julie Clark (left) with Jess Walker (Community Fundraiser for The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House) with some of the artwork. (15037213)

Many of the children who attended also painted postcards to raise money and despite the windy weather, there was a big turnout of a few hundred people each day with the hut being full during the majority of the time.

The hospice is particularly important to Julie as she has seen their great work positively impact the lives of her friend and her husband in the past and has created this event so the charity can continue the work they do.

Julie said: “Every penny is kept locally.”

She said this is why she feels personally connected with the charity’s work, and passed on a big thank you to everyone who has shown their support, especially to Jess Walker, the hospice fundraising officer, which helped organise the event.

This is the second event organised since 2017, and altogether they raised more than £5,000. Another will be organised in October o, which will be the autumn fair at the Tapping House, where the remaining postcards will be sold and more.

Julie said she is looking for a big turnout similar to the latest event and if anyone would like to help at the next upcoming event or ask about details, contact her on artinthehut@btinternet.com

Many of the children who attended also painted postcards to raise money and despite the windy weather, there was a big turnout of a few hundred people each day with the hut being full during the majority of the time.

The Hospice charity is particularly important to Julie as she has seen their great work positively impact the lives of her friend and her husband in the past and has created this event so the charity can continue the work they do.

Julie said: "Every penny is kept locally" which is why she feels personally connected with the charity work, and would like to give a big thank you to everyone who has shown their support throughout this event, especially to Jess Walker who was the Hospice Fundraising officer which helped organise the event.

This is the second event organised since 2017, which they raised over £5,000 for altogether, and another will be organised in October of this year, which will be the Autumn fair at the Tapping House where the remaining postcards will be sold and more.

Julie is looking for a big turnout similar to the latest event and if anyone would like to help at the next upcoming event or ask about details, contact her on artinthehut@btinternet.com.

By Alice Zelepukina



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