Over £30,000 raised for nursing home
Mary’s Convent auction proves outstanding success
gathered at St Mary’s Convent last Saturday for the auction to raise
money for their building appeal. Both the Sisters and the organisers
were delighted and immensely grateful that the event proved to be
such an unquestionable success.
total amount raised on the advance sale of catalogues and pictures
sold on the day at present stands at £30,800.
auction was a professional affair with Sotheby’s providing paneling
and lighting in the Garden Room to show the works of art to their
best advantage. Viewings on the Friday evening and Saturday morning
were well attended with delicious refreshments provided by the Sisters.
the start of the auction at 2.00pm it was standing room only with
some buyers standing outside by the windows so that they too could
of the 48 lots sold, "Seascape" by Mark Gertler fetched
the highest amount selling for £2,600, and “Wild Landscape”
by William Scott fetched an admirable £2,200.
of local interest proved especially sought after and included a
screen print by Peter Blake that sold for £875 against an
estimate of £200-300, "Forsythia" by Hugh Cronyn
pre-sale estimate of £400-600 to achieve £850, "Red
Boat" by Anthea Craigmyle achieved £1,600 and "Summer
Fruits" by Eleanor Fein realised £650.
Sisters were delighted by the amazing kindness of all the people
that donated works of art and those who bid so generously for them.
The money raised will go a long way towards the building appeal’s
Mary's Convent Nursing Home
are doing it for themselves
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