Anonymous donations of postcard size artworks helped raise £1,400 for charity.
Members of Age UK Milton Keynes said a big thank you to the many contributing artists who supported the Postcards Anon 2103 event.Nearly 400 postcard-sized works of art, by amateur and professional artists alike, were exhibited anonymously and then sold at the Milton Keynes College Silbury Campus art gallery.
The purchaser only learned the name of the artist whose work they had bought at the close of the exhibition.
The first artwork to be sold was a skilful pen drawing of a pensive gorilla by local artist Doug Childs.
Jane Palmer, chief executive of Age UK Milton Keynes, said: “We were thrilled by the quality of the artwork sent in for our event. Every penny raised will help us make a difference to the lives of people in later life in Milton Keynes.
“As a local independent charity we rely on the kindness of the community to support our fundraising events and this sale has shown that there are many kind people who are willing to employ their artistic skills to the benefit of older people.”
Two teams of hardworking volunteers from Accenture and Santander helpedthe local charity put up the exhibition and also to staff it during the sale. “We could not have managed without their help”, says Jane Palmer.
For a limited period keen collectors of original art can view the unsold postcards on Age UK Milton Keynes’ website www.ageukmiltonkeynes.otg.uk. All are available to purchase by contacting the charity.