Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting GAZETTE NEWS to 80360, or email
Artistic mum sells work cancer charity
12:08pm Wednesday 31st October 2012 in News
AN art teacher is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for a cancer charity by selling her artwork.
Claire Gillen’s mum Brenda Fulcher was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 18 months ago and when Mrs Gillen looked for support, she found Pancreatic Cancer UK.
She immediately became a charity volunteer and has already raised more than £1,000.
Now she hopes to sell 18 pieces of art, which are on display in Colchester General Hospital during November.
“It’s not just about raising money, though that is very important, but I also want to raise awareness,” said Mrs Gillen, 38, of Greenstead Road, Colchester.