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Young artists help themselves and good causes
11:40am Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
STUDENTS raised more than £2,800 for the Alzheimer’s Society last week when they sold their GCSE artwork at auction.
More than 60 pieces were produced and donated by current and former Churchfields students to the event in the Academy’s first Young at Art charity auction.
Fifteen pieces were donated by Churchfields’ staff members and around 80 people attended.
Year 11 student Rachelle Meldrum said: “I had three pieces up for auction. I had one piece in at the last minute and that one sold for £40.
“I was very nervous about my paintings being put in the auction because I was worried I wasn’t going to any money but I was really pleased that they were sold.”
Twenty per cent of the money made went to the students, and the rest was split between Alzheimer’s Society and Churchfields Academy.
Alex Wells, also a Year 11 student, said: “It was great, and we got a lot of money raised for the cause, which was good and it was great to see so many pieces sold in the time.”
Local artist David Bent also put in an appearance.
Caireen Young, from the school’s art department, said: “It was a fantastic evening and it was brilliant that we managed to raise so much.”