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

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.

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

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