A charity arts event has raised more than £2,000 for the South Cleveland Heart Fund.
One of the biggest charity arts events to take place in the region in recent years, The Northern Art Experience was held at The Wynyard Rooms and featured a large-scale exhibition of work by artists from around the North east and beyond.
The Northern Art Experience was hosted by North east based artistic initiative ArtsBank, regional accountancy and business advisory firm Evolution LLP and Wynyard Park Ltd.
All proceeds from ticket sales have been donated to the South Cleveland Heart Fund, which supports The James Cook University Hospital’s cardiothoracic unit.
Adrian Davies, chairman of the South Cleveland Heart Fund, was presented with a cheque for more than £2,000. The presentation was made by Martin Barber, managing partner at Evolution LLP, Bryan Goodall, managing director of ArtsBank and Sarah Hargin of the Wynyard Rooms.
Adrian said: “We are thrilled to have been presented with this cheque. Donations such as these help keep our fantastic heart unit at the leading edge of advances by purchasing equipment and improving facilities for patients and carers alike. We couldn’t do what we do without the help we get from these types of fundraisers.”
Martin added: “We are very happy to have helped raise so much for the South Cleveland Heart Fund so it can continue its good work.”
Plans are now underway to hold a similar charity event next year.