Updated: Oct 9, 2020
#CreateArt4Hope was launched by the Visual Artists Association at the start of lockdown 2020 to raise funds for mental health charities and to show how art can raise hope and highlight beauty in uncertain times, bringing people together. Bringing joy to people in times of uncertainty, through creativity, helping to build new relationships, strengthen existing ones and help express our shared identity through art.
Funds are raised by individuals making a donation no matter how small for a limited-edition curated art collection. Everyone who donates to #CreateArt4Hope will receive the collection, which will be announced shortly.
Maggie’s Merseyside is situated in the grounds of Clatterbridge Cancer Care Centre, Maggie’s offers a free ‘more than medicine’ service for people living with cancer, as well as their family and friends. With emotional support through group and one-to-one counseling sessions being one of their key initiatives. Their evidence-based programme of support has been shown to improve physical and emotional well being.
Maggie’s Merseyside have recently celebrated ‘ground breaking’, adjacent to The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre to replace the much loved and used temporary centre. The funds raised from this new collection will support the ‘Million for Maggie’s’ campaign, galvanising support across the region to ensure that everyone living with cancer is able to access the psychological and expert support they need to have the best quality of life possible.
Alone we can only do so much, but together we can do so much more.