Monday, 13 April 2015

Fundraising Success

I've been away for a few days, went to stay with my sister and help out at the charity event she was orgainsing.

Last year my sister's youngest, at just 16, was diagnosed with leukaemia and has been (and still is) being well cared for at Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Young Person's Unit (for ages 16-24) who have made the awful, awful treatment they have to endure, so much more bearable for the young adults. 

The organisation, Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT), help fund the unit and once my niece was out of the woods, she and her siblings wanted to raise some money for TCT and also another charity, Cure Leukaemia.  Of course, the work fell onto my sister's shoulders!

The night went very well and a fantastic amount was raised - we are all so pleased!

Anyway, after a long train journey, I am back home and raring to go with my art.  I did manage to finish a talisman before I left last week and I did gesso another large canvas ready to go.

15 comments:

Chris Lally said...

I can't imagine going thru that horrific treatment as an adult, much less as a young person. God bless your sister and her family for their charity efforts, and we will pray that your niece enjoys excellent health for the rest of her life.
Your talisman is yet another wonderful addition to your beautiful collection! And as far as your"selfie" goes - your humor makes you even more lovely.

Rolina said...

Thanks Chris, I am putting more of my personal life into my blog after reading what you said.

Linda said...

Chris said pretty much everything I wanted to say, and better, Rolina. Thank you for your posts and for sharing your talent with art.

Rolina said...

Thanks for visiting, Linda and your kind comment!

April Rimpo said...

Yes Chris did say it all. I'm so glad your sisters charity will be well used and I'm sure she was thrilled to have your help.

I love the new talisman. These really are fantastic.

Jessica P said...

Yay Rols!! This is amazing.

Yes, do blog more! :)

Jessica P said...

...and I am so sorry about your niece. :( sending hugs and good vibes.

Sheila said...

Sending prayers for continued health and healing for your niece :) Love this talisman... the warmth is joyful :)

Rolina said...

Thanks April! 7 children a day are diagnosed with cancer in the UK, so yes, it will be put to great use indeed.

Jessica, your blog has inspired me, too, to introduce more of my life (warts and all). Thanks for the good wishes for my niece, after a horrendous year, she is on the mend now at last (it is a slow process).

Sheila, thank you so much, that is so kind of you. These talismans are very fun to do - I am always dreaming up new compositions!

Win Dinn said...

So glad to hear the fund-raiser went well, and that your niece is healing. I'm loving this particular talisman - for some reason the stitchery speaks to me of the healing process for her. xox

Rolina said...

Thanks Win, you are not the first to notice that, the stitchery has been commented on in other works too.

Cagley Art said...

Beautiful talisman, Rolina. I'm sure it is healing for you to be back with your artwork. Sending energy to you and your entire family after a difficult time. May everyone experience deep healing.
Connie

Rolina said...

Thanks Connie - yes, the artwork is wonderful for my sanity!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very nice colours on this talisman :)

and glad the night went well, makes you feel really good knowing you are helping people in anyway you can :)

Rolina said...

Thanks Jennifer, it felt good to pay back a little of what my niece had received. We probably will continue to do so, too.