MOORLANDS ARTIST RAISING MONEY FOR CHURNET VALLEY FIRST RESPONDERS
AFTER raising £1,000 in memory of his beloved wife, a Moorlands artist has decided to carry on the fundraising by selling paintings that the couple created before her death.
Father and daughter, Gary and Helen of the Ramblers Retreat Tea Room in Dimmingsdale, Alton, decided to raise money for First Responders and Air Ambulance following the sad death of Margaret Keeling in March.
Margaret and Gary founded the Ramblers Retreat 37 years ago and she was a popular figure within Dimmingsdale, and the surrounding areas and for all who visited the tea rooms.
After raising the £1,000, Gary has chosen to continue to help the Churnet Valley First Responders by selling copies of his and Margaret’s paintings as he feels it is a fitting way to raise money for an extremely worthwhile cause that helps so many people within the Moorlands.
The couple’s daughter, Helen, told the Times and Echo: “We would like to thank everyone who donated and if anybody is interested in buying a copy of their paintings, simply pop into the Potting Shed at the Ramblers Retreat where we have created a small gallery of the paintings.”
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