Founded in 2015 by artists Fionn Wilson and Bo Gorzelak Pedersen, CCRR raises funds for refugees via the sale of donations of art from their Facebook community. For the first time working in collaboration with an art gallery, CCRR – who are currently supporting the charity organisation Syria Relief - will be exhibiting at Leyden Gallery who are providing the space for the artworks of some of this creative community of artists. The works are on sale at a very reasonable price to raise funds for Syria Relief.
Leyden Gallery is delighted to support this noble charity cause and help in bringing relief to refugees. We would like to invite you to also join this philanthropic project.
*Syria relief (UK Registered charity no. 1143797) has a very serious donation policy. For every £1 donated, 88.8p goes directly to our beneficiaries. 0.4p is spent on admin and 10.8p is spent on raising more funds. For every £1 that they spend on fundraising, £9.53 is raised. Every £50 raised can feed a family of five for a month.
*information from Syria Relief
Participating artists confirmed:
Andrew Crane, Fionn Wilson, Bo Gorzelak Pedersen, Sally Jones, Karen Boatwright, Maureen Nathan, Willi Hoppe, David Storey, Sonja Benskin Mesher, Sarah Shaw, Carys Evans, Graham Dean, Anastasia Kashian, Jenny Mellings, Henriette Busch, Amanda Knight, Sue Cavangh, James Melloy & Lindsay Moran.
Special Gallery Evening Event
Award-winning cartoonist Tony Husband, whose work has appeared in Private Eye amongst other publications, will also be hosting a live drawing event at the gallery on Thursday 7 of April between 7 – 9pm. The live drawing event will focus on the theme of the current refugee crisis, with the resulting cartoon being put on sale/auction at Leyden Gallery.
Syria Relief representative Anna Farina will attend this event to provide more details about the organization.
Proceeds from the sale of artwork will go towards food distribution in hard-to-reach/besieged areas within Syria.