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

chART are announced as a sponsor for the Great North Snowdogs Project!

chART have kindly donated the Snowdog they are sponsoring to St Oswald's Hospice, Newcastle

St. Oswald's was the first hospice which chART worked with in 2011. Since then, our support has included funding family fun days, theatre visits, the provision of art and crafts supplies, musical instruments, cinema vouchers, a Beamz interactive music system, books, films and toys.

"In recognition of their outstanding work, we are proud to be St. Oswald's sponsor for the Great North Snowdogs campaign. It is our privilege to be part of such a significant event, which will result in increased public awareness and funds for the hospice. It will also help to raise chART's profile and fund-raising potential. We are delighted to be involved in working alongside St. Oswald's in such a huge and exciting community project, which will bring the region's rich culture and amazing artistic talent to the entire North East of England!"

- Carol Bromley, Co-Founder, Trustee & Secretary, chART

This project has been funded by the auction of our signed Bryan Adams Guitar.

We are delighted to announce that our latest eBay auction has raised £2351.99- the fabulous Bryan Adams signed guitar raised £2,250 and the unique Wombles autographed illustration made £101.99!

We were overwhelmed by the level of interest- the guitar received 78,599 views! Huge thanks to everyone who helped to raise these funds, especially Bryan Adams and his management and Mike Batt for their kindness. We'd like to add a big thanks to our very own Suzanne Price and Sue Ashcroft for organising the signings, and Jo Gosling for doing a sterling job sharing,as always.

This will make so much difference to the children and young people in hospices and their families. Thank you so much! XXX

The trustees are delighted to announce that today we became a registered charity with the Charity Commission of England and Wales, number 1167129 ! Thank you all so much for your continued support! Lots of love, Jackie, Carol and Suzanne. XXX

Bryan Adams rare autographed Fender guitar.  

Bryan very kindly signed our guitar in London to help raise much needed funds. Huge thanks to Bryan and his management for their kindness to our cause.

Please see the guitar HERE.

We are delighted to offer you the chance to bid on this one of a kind original Womble sketch, hand drawn and signed by creator, Mike Batt. 

It features ' Orinoco in serious conductor action' and the autograph also states,  'All best wishes Mike Batt.'

See the sketch HERE.

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.

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