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Welcome to chART! Watch this space for the latest about our activities and events.

We are incredibly proud of our Arts & Crafts Team Leader Lauren bromley @rhodasroom here at chART. As well as all she does for us here, Lauren is also an exceptionally talented jewellery designer and this week saw the launch of her website showcasing her bridal and occasion wear jewellery Rhoda's Room – Well done Lauren

WE RAISED £5000!

We are delighted to tell you that our latest auction has raised £1,649.02 ! This means that we have now raised all the funds we needed to enable the children and young people at St.Oswald's Hospice, Newcastle, to enjoy a fantastic range of music sessions with Sage Gateshead.
Huge thanks from Jackie, Carol and Suzanne to everyone who bid on our auction items and shared about it, including Sting's website, and to the wonderful people who donated items to this auction. We really appreciate it and know that everyone at St. Oswald's will be thrilled!

Sting has very kindly donated and signed his Signature Fender
Precision Bass Guitar to help raise funds for a music appeal
by chART Children’s Hospice Arts

chART are working with St Oswald’s children’s hospice in
Newcastle to provide exciting music sessions organised by the
fabulous Sage Gateshead for a whole year. The funds already
raised will enable participation in different genres of music
during the first three quarters of the year. Options will
include beat box, classical, pop, rock, steel and instrument
making with the aim to provide a celebration of the different
genres in the fourth quarter with the additional funds raised
from this appeal.

Each activity will have roughly 4 visits from Sage Gateshead
and provide an interactive music making experience. All age
ranges will be included over the year and each child’s
strength and abilities will be catered for. Music can play
such an important role – the aim of these sessions is to give
the children and young adults the opportunity to enjoy music
they might not otherwise have experienced and to increase the
confidence of the children and young adults, both as an
individual and within the group.

To bid on this amazing guitar please CLICK HERE right now!

Huge thanks to Sting and his management for their kindness.

chART would like to sincerely thank multi-instrumentalist and musical legend Sting for donating a signed guitar to our St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice Appeal.  If anyone would like to donate this is what the appeal is all about :-

We are honoured to be working with St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice Newcastle and Sage Gateshead in 2015/16.  Please help us to give the young adults and children of St Oswald’s the opportunity to take part in some exciting music sessions organised by the fabulous Sage Gateshead for a whole year.  We are donating the initial £2000 (Funded by the auction of guitars signed by Bryan Adams and Queen) but we need to raise a further £3000 to fund the provision of activities over the course of the year.

The funds already raised will enable participation in different genres of music during the first three quarters of the year.  Options will include beat box, classical, pop, rock, steel and instrument making with the aim to provide a celebration of the different genres in the fourth quarter with the additional funds raised from this appeal.

Each activity will have roughly 4 visits from Sage Gateshead and provide an interactive music making experience.  All age ranges will be included over the year and each child’s strength and abilities will be catered for.  Music can play such an important role – the aim of these sessions is to give the children and young adults the opportunity to enjoy music they might not otherwise have experienced and to increase the confidence of the children and young adults, both as an individual and within the group.

Please take some time to visit St Oswald's website HERE

Many thanks to Ians Chain, Wendy and Alan Savill for their very kind donation to our cause of £150.00. This will be used to fund blank canvases for Acorns Hospice in Birmingham so the children can paint lasting gifts for their family and friends. These items have been requested by the hospice.

Please take a look at Ians Chain at www.ianschain.co.uk

Please see OUR GALLERY for the photo.

A huge thank you to the legendary Nile Rodgers and his management for their kindness to chART. Nile very kindly signed a Fender Stratocaster guitar and drumhead which will be auctioned soon to help raise much needed funds. Arguably one of the biggest hitmakers in the music industry today and a true living musical legend, with his work crossing multiple musical genres, took some time to spend with our Chairperson Jackie, husband Phil and daughter Zoe.

Aw Freakout!

Click Here for photos of Nile and the guitar.

chARTUK Children's Hospice Arts Queen guitar signed by Brian May and Roger Taylor has reached Valencia and is in the arms of the winner who is such a dedicated Queen fan - It certainly is "A Kind of Magic" that he won. Thank you to Queen, Juanjen Garcia Sancho the winning bidder and also everyone who very kindly shared our auction.

Click here to see the happy winner here with his prized possession!!!

Queen signed guitar live on eBay now! Please CLICK HERE NOW!

chART would like to thank Brian May, Roger Taylor and their management for their time and kindness.  The auction ends on 8th February 2015

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