Artists egged on to good deeds for Cancer Council fundraiser

FIFTY artworks have been donated to Wednesday night's charity auction at The Agrestic Grocer, which will be raising much needed funds for the Cancer Council.

Alongside the art pieces, a 1.3 kilogram hand- painted Easter egg worth $250 will also be on show.

The egg was donated by Canberra boutique chocolatiers Lindsay and Edmunds Chocolate.

Cancer Council’s Emily Killen, an organiser of the event, said she’s impressed with many of the works that have been donated. 

“They are of a fantastic standard - some of the artists are internationally recognised,” Ms Killen said.

“I’ve been so overwhelmed by all the support I’ve received, we’ve got a good community spirit here in Orange.”

Orange artist Emma Rolls has donated 11 of her paintings, with sculptures from Senden Blackwood also up for auction. 

“Emma’s paintings are inspired by her childhood love of animals and colour,” Ms Killen said.

“There’s something for everyone.”

Funds raised support the Cancer Council’s 13 11 20 helpline and a healthy eating program, called Eat It To Beat It.

“Eat It To Beat It is a really wonderful resource for parents with school kids,” Ms Killen said.

“It’s about promoting healthy foods for a healthy lifestyle.”

Around 100 people are expected to attend the event, which begins at 5pm and also features a selection Orange’s food, wine and music.

Guests can buy tickets online, but Ms Killen expects many people will buy tickets at the door.

“We’ve had some great interest over the phone,” said Ms Killen. 

Tickets can be purchased from www.stickytickets.com.au/11482, or by calling 0421 070 448.

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