I’ve just come back from a brilliant committee meeting for the Cure Leukaemia Art Auction 2008. This is an event I got involved with officially last year (thanks to an introduction by Susan McNally). It was launched in 2006 to raise funds for Birmingham’s world class Leukaemia Centre by holding an annual auction of work donated by artists (the majority of whom are from Birmingham and the West Midlands). Its a great event, and last year raised over £17,000 which was used to both commission new art work for the Centre, and fund research and treatments for patients. As well as being involved in a fantastic project which leads to real benefits, it great to be part of an enthusiastic and proactive committee. Especially when our chair, Ian Allen, so kindly provides us with bacon butties.
This year’s event is on 20 May, I’ll post more details soon.