Art auction draws funds for charity

By Amy Lewis

Published 29/12/2015 | 00:00

Organisers Karen Doyle, Lisa Goff, Berna Rackard, Olivia O'Dwyer (organising artist), Michelle Dooley Mahon and Leonard Kelly.
Organisers Karen Doyle, Lisa Goff, Berna Rackard, Olivia O'Dwyer (organising artist), Michelle Dooley Mahon and Leonard Kelly.

Over 30 pieces of artwork went under the hammer in Wexford Art Centre for an art fundraiser in aid of It's Good to Talk.

The idea, which was the brainchild of Wexford-based artist Olivia O'Dwyer, saw people from all over the county put in their bids for several unique pieces of local art. With over €2000 raised through the auction and additional raffle, it proved to be the most successful fundraiser to date for the low-cost therapy service.

'People were quite generous with their bids but local artists were also very generous with their art,' said Leonard Kelly, 'Good fun was had by everyone.'

Michelle Dooley Mahon was MC for the event, which was attended by over 40 people.

Elsewhere in Wexford, children were also enjoying some festive fun in aid of It's Good to Talk. A Santa's Grotto popped up in the Bank of Ireland on Main Street attracting crowds of excited kids despite the miserable weather. A meeting of Beer Club Wexford also raised funds for the cause.

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