Art Exhibition Raises £8,426.25 for Charity
Highfield and Brookham Schools recently held an art exhibition and raised a fantastic £8,426.25 for Highfield Highreach Holidays. The exhibition was kindly sponsored by Ian Adam-Smith Architects in Surrey and Coolhurst Vineyards in West Sussex.
The exhibition featured works for sale by twelve established artists including:
- Olga Houghton, Hampshire
- Julia Cassels, Hampshire
- Anna MacInnes, Hampshire
- Paul Treasure, Hampshire
- Nadine Collinson, Hampshire
- Rachel Redfern, West Sussex
- Layla Andrews, Surrey
- Terry Leggo, West Sussex
- Laura Wallace, Yorkshire
- Simeon Stafford, Cornwall
- Alexander MacFaul, London
- Jonathan Pocock, London
In addition, some of the artists generously gave their time to run workshops with the children and every Highfieldian was involved in producing a collaborative work with one of the artists that featured in a silent auction during the exhibition.
Highfield Highreach Holidays is a small volunteer-run organisation that provides an annual week-long residential holiday for children and young adults, aged 8 -16 years old, with a range of learning difficulties, who may also have physical disabilities or medical conditions. It allows them to enjoy an incredible week full of memorable experiences in the safe environment of Highfield and Brookham Schools and includes activities such as swimming, art, outdoor games and trips out to the seaside, zoo and adventure parks. It also provides crucial respite for the families of these children.
A parent whose child attended Highreach Holidays in 2018, said “It was great for us to have a break and be able to do some things with her sister. However, it made it much easier for us knowing that she was so well looked after while we were away.”
The organisation also accommodates those who cannot afford the high price of many commercial respite care schemes. They keep their costs low by raising funds to cover more than 50% of the cost of the holidays, and because all of our staff are volunteers.
Phillip Evitt, Headmaster at Highfield School, said
“Thank you to everyone who supported the recent Art Exhibition which raised an amazing amount of money for Highfield Highreach Holidays. It has been fantastic to bring together artists, children, teachers and parents over the course of this project.”
If you would like further information about Highfield Highreach Holidays or would like to volunteer for this year’s holiday, which runs from 4th – 11th August, please visit highfieldschool.org.uk/extra-dimensions/highreach-holidays