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16 November 2021

Postcards from Life raises almost £9k

Postcards from Life raises almost £9k

St Michael’s Hospice is in the frame to receive almost £9,000 following an online art auction.

More than 250 mini masterpieces went under the hammer during Postcards from Life, an annual fundraiser for the Bartestree-based Hospice.

Each year, some of the region’s best artists produce postcard-sized art which is auctioned off through Leominster-based Brightwells’ website. They do this completely free of charge, donating their time and effort alongside these one-off works of art in support of St Michael’s.

Almost 2,800 bids were placed during the latest auction, with the most successful lot being Valerie Whittaker’s entry which sold for £305.

The mixed media on cotton paper was called ‘They took some honey’, which was inspired by the famous Edward Lear poem ‘The Owl and the Pussy-Cat’.

“We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to bid on the wonderful array of art during this year’s Postcards from Life,” said the Hospice’s Chief Executive, Mike Keel.

“Those successful bidders have secured themselves artwork which will brighten any room.

“At the same time, their generosity is helping families in our community who are living with a terminal illness.
“We hope that every time our supporters glance up at their artwork, they’ll be reminded of how much they’ve helped their Hospice.

“As always we’re incredibly grateful to the artists for producing such fabulous work, and to Brightwells for their support in hosting the online bidding platform.”

The Hospice’s Christmas events season is now underway with events tailored to all ages.

Visit for more information.

Caption: Michael Dent with one of the artworks he produced for Postcards from Life.

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