Sidmouth artist in show to aid Devon Air Ambulance
Air ambulance funds boost from art exhibition
THE work of two East Devon artists has helped boost funds for Devon Air Ambulance.
Neil Pockett, from Trow Hill, Sidmouth, and fellow artist Liz Flitney, exhibited their paintings and prints at Ebford parish hall, Clyst St George, at the weekend.
Although they won’t know how much they raised for DAAT until Monday, Neil is confident it will be several hundred pounds.
Both sold paintings and Neil also sold copies of his new book, Sidmouth Scribbles.
Neil said: “People were putting a lot of money, including notes, into the sealed collecting box.
“We had quite a few visitors and Ian Massey, DAAT volunteer, was very enthusiastic and gave a lot of people informed information that was well received.
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“We did some refreshments and everyone was very generous putting donations in the box.”
Neil’s book and artwork can be seen in Sidmouth on Saturday, between noon and 3.30pm when he takes part in St John’s School Christmas Fair at the school’s Broadway site.
He said: “Because I used to be head there I was offered a table at its fair and will be selling my work in aid of DAAT.
“It was kind of them to allow be to sell my books and any art prints I’ve still got.”
*You can also buy Sidmouth Scribbles at Paragon Books, High Street.