St Oswald's Fun Day

The Fun Day, which we funded for the children, young adults and families of St.Oswald's Hospice, Newcastle, on 17th June, was fantastic! Big thanks to our Crafts team leader, Lauren, and trustee, Carol, who ran crafts activities and organised the catering, to Liz Davidson for running the barbecue, Ace Faces,  superb face painter Libby Wilson (welcome to the chART team!), Tom Taylor Entertainments for the magic show and balloon modelling, Animal Antics who brought so many amazing animals from cuddlies to creepies, John Bromley for his help with catering and transport, the musicians organized by the hospice and to St.Oswald's chef, David Taylor, one of the region's Olympic torchbearers, for opening the event, letting everyone hold the torch and posing for so many photos! It was a pleasure to work with the staff to make it a wonderful day for all!


Cake sale

A cake sale on 10th May raised £100 for chART! It was organised by Codie Boultby and held at Bilborough College,Nottingham. Many thanks to Codie and her team of helpers, Chelsea Boultby and her boyfriend George, and Codie's friend, Chantalle. Also thanks to Corinne Boultby and her Aunty Linda for making the beautiful cakes!


Def Leppard raffle

Jef Leppard are proud to be raffling an Epiphone Ltd Ed Les Paul Junior signed by all the members of Def Leppard on 22nd September at Longfield Live in Manchester. All proceeds to chART.  Raffle tickets will be available on the night!  It’s a must for any Def Leppard fan.  Pease take a look at their website                     This guitar was signed in December 2011 at the Manchester Arena.


Callam sponsored cycle

We'd like to send a big thank you to another member of Janey and Rob's family-their grandson, Callam, who has raised £43 doing a sponsored cycle for chART. We really appreciate your kindness, as will the children in hospices who you've helped, Callam.You're a star!


Hawkshead Challenge

Let's hear it for the boys!!! Gary Palmer and John Bromley ( chART’s Sponsored Events Coordinator) did so well and made it around the Hawkshead Challenge in style! Thanks so much, Gary, for running for chART- and to John for going along to cheer him on and put some training in ready for his big run for chART at the Great North Run. Gary ran the gruelling 17km run over challenging lakeland terrain to raise £649 for chART! Our heartfelt thanks to Gary Palmer for doing this for us and to everyone who sponsored him! Photo’s of the event are in the gallery under events!


Ladybird Elsise and gallery

Our mascot, Ladybird Elise, took Bob (the big orange bucket!), filled with gifts, to St.Oswald's Children's Service, Newcastle, on 12th April. Please see the Gallery (Hospices) for pictures of this visit. Many thanks to everyone at the hospice for making us feel so welcome.


Fundraising Totals

We are delighted to inform you that the total fundraising from auctions and donations for the first quarter of 2012 is £3658.83!

Thank you so very much to everyone all over the globe who helped us to raise this amount! Your generosity has enabled us to fund a family fun day, art wall, garden for the young adults and more at St.Oswald's Newcastle, provide entertainers and help with decorating for a Jubilee celebration at Claire House Wirral, chART bags packed with Arts related treats for 15 hospices throughout the UK, books, a family photo session, chART Art packs, a successful designer range of items, which are selling well in our ebay store, family treats to the theatre and cinema. Thank you all so much for your continued support; it really makes such a difference to the children and young people and is very much appreciated by their families and the hospices.


Icons Of Rock

Children's Hospice Arts are proud to announce the " ICONS OF ROCK" Guitar. We will be asking many "icons of rock" to sign this guitar and once full we will be auctioning this "one of a kind" piece so we are able to help many more children, young people and their families . Marco Mendoza, Ron Bumblefoot Thal & Michael Devin to name but a few have already agreed to sign.


Auction results & ladybird sales

Thank you very much from chART to everyone who bought our Ladybird Elise goodies on eBay. More items were added yesterday and they flew off the shelves too! The demand was higher than we'd anticipated and we only have a few T-shirts left so we are currently working on producing an even wider range of Ladybird Elise items. Our little mascot will be back in our eBay shop after Easter

Huge thanks to everyone who supported our first eBay auction,which raised an amazing £2,245.99! Plus a £300 donation by Adam Downer, winner of The Darkness guitar. Very special thanks to The Darkness, Marco Mendoza, Dan at Manchester Rocks, James Friedman, Scott Thomas, Optimum Impact, Justin Hawkins Justin Hawkins and everyone who helped us to promote the guitars. We will now be able to help so many more children, young people and their families and will let you all know how the funds raised have helped.

We are delighted to launch our Ladybird Elise range designed exclusively for chART by illustrator and ceramicist, Lauren Bromley.

This delightful ladybird is our mascot and is shown with items associated with the various Arts disciplines in which we work (Art & Design, Crafts,Literary Arts, Music, Film & Photography, Theatre & Dance).

For Ladybird Elise T-shirts, bags, notebooks and pens, please take a look at our other items for sale on eBay.


Live eBay auctions


Thin Lizzy signed Epiphone guitar
Thin Lizzy signed Ibanez bass
The Darkness signed guitar – with awesome artwork by Justin
Y&T signed guitar
Def Leppard signed guitar
Nikki Sixx signed guitar
Led Zeppelin Knebworth 1979 programme
Manchester City signed shirt – Silva, Kun Aguero, Lescott & Clichy
Dawn French signed A Tiny Bit Marvellous book
Jacqui Wilson signed Tracy Beaker Collection
Marco Mendoza Thin Lizzy guitar picks
John Sykes Thin Lizzy pick and TL One Night Only CD
James Friedman CDs x 10 – featuring members of Y&T, Ian Gillan, Helix, Survivor, The John Norum band, Kingdom Come & James Friedmans “The Twelve”
Whitesnake Ready an' Willing Tour Programme



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