Update - the raffle has now ended; congratulations to Lucy from Colne who was the winner of this amazing artwork. We have sent £1570 to PAPYRUS via JustGiving. At 31/12/22 the total raised stands at £2772. If you wish to contribute to the fundraiser now the raffle has ended, you can donate £10 via this page, or via the JustGiving page directly. Don’t forget we now have to ORIGINAL of this painting to sell too!
Each year we choose a charity to support, and with the help of our amazing artists and customers, we try to do our bit to try to make a difference for others.
For the next year, our chosen charity is PAPYRUS, a charity focused on the Prevention of Young Suicide. This charity has a special significance for us, as we lost Jake Braithwaite, son of Anne and Mark, the gallery owners, to suicide in 2018, aged just 20.
PAPYRUS tells us: "Suicide is the biggest killer of young people under 35 in the UK. We believe many young suicides can be prevented. Through fundraising you are raising vital awareness of PAPYRUS and spreading our message of hope."
Artist Sam Toft has once again generously sent us some very special artwork for our charity fundraiser. Over the years Sam's generosity with time and talent has raised many thousands of pounds for charitable causes.
Sam has created Time to Make Memories, the original was sold at the @canvasforthemac - Macmillan Caring Locally - Charity Canvas online auction, on 25th November. Via a remarkable act of benevolence, we are thrilled to now have the original for sale in the gallery, with a further 10% of the proceeds going to our own PAPYRUS fundraiser.
Sam has sent us four beautifully remarqued limited editions of the artwork, which we will use to raise funds for PAPYRUS. Each has lots of original illustrations hand drawn by Sam in the white area beneath the title. The edition has just 8 prints plus 2 artist's proofs, and the remarques on each are completely different so each piece is unique.
Edition ONE is being raffled; tickets are £10 each, and can be bought online, by phone or in person at the gallery. All money raised will be donated to PAPYRUS. Each £10 donation will be allocated a ticket for Edition One, and the winner will be chosen at random on 31st December 2022, with the print shipped in the New Year. UPDATE- £1570 raised by the raffle. Thank you!
This has been organised by The Braithwaite Gallery Ltd as a Small Society Lottery, registered with City of York Council, registration number 071646.
Special thanks to the lovely ladies at City of York Council's Licensing Unit for speedily processing the registration.
Edition TWO has been mounted and framed in a wide distressed black frame, profits from the print (after VAT has been deducted!) to PAPYRUS. Please note we can ship the framed edition within the UK only. NOW SOLD
The image size is 400x500mm, with remarques drawn in the white area. We have double mounted the print, and will ship to the winner anywhere in the world!
We have also opened a JustGiving page if anyone wishes to donate without entering the raffle.
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The Braithwaite Gallery is fundraising in aid of PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide. All monies raised will go to PAPYRUS, but the gallery is acting in its own capacity. PAPYRUS is not responsible for the content on this page and accepts no liability. The views and articles shared on this page are not in any way endorsed by or advocated by PAPYRUS.