Relieving hardship this winter

The Artists at Home annual auction has raised just over £3,200 for The Upper Room, a local charity that helps homeless and vulnerable people.

Kathryn Davey (left) presenting the

Kathryn Davey (left) presenting the 'cheque' for the funds raised by the Artists At Home auction to The Upper Room.

Kathryn Davey, Chair of Artists At Home, said: "We were delighted to be able to support The Upper Room again this winter. It's such a challenging time for so many people, and the charity is currently feeding around 120 people each day, its busiest time ever. Thank you to all our amazing artists, supporters and bidders for their incredible generosity in enabling us to raise money for such an exceptional cause, especially at a time when everyone is feeling the pressures of the rising cost of living."

Iain Cooper, Interim CEO of The Upper Room, said: “We are extremely grateful to and humbled by the extraordinary efforts Artists at Home have gone to in raising this amazing amount of money for us. From the creativity involved in producing such exquisite works, to the generosity of thought towards people undergoing particular hardship right now, through to the bidders being as enchanted as we were with the pieces, it has been an outstanding effort. This amount of money enables our amazing team of staff and volunteers to keep people warm and fed at a very difficult time for them.”

John Horton, Director of Horton and Garton Chiswick, sponsors of Artists At Home, commented: “Thank you to all the bidders and artists for their generous contributions. It was once again a very successful event. The Upper Room is an inspiring charity which goes above and beyond to help those in need in our community and it wholeheartedly deserves this donation and our support.”

Visit The Upper Room to find out more about the charity's valuable work and to make a donation. For further information about the auction, contact Hamish Pringle, the auction coordinator.

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