New charitable initiative to encourage children’s art activities in Beckton
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- Published on Saturday, 21 May 2022 11:13
- Last Updated on 19 May 2022
- Monica Costa
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To mark the opening of the new Attic Self Storage premises in Beckton, local primary school students are being asked to draw or paint a picture depicting the ‘Beauty of Beckton’ and show what they like or enjoy about the area. The artworks must be submitted via post or uploaded online here. The closing date for submissions is 19th June 2022.
The submitted artworks will be displayed inside Attic’s new Beckton facility and showcased at an exhibition this summer. Local Beckton artist Matt Ponting has been commissioned to create a bespoke art installation which will be inspired by the children’s artwork and also displayed at the exhibition.
For each artwork received, Attic will donate £5 to Richard House Children’s Hospice in Beckton, which supports families from several London boroughs including Newham, Barking, Dagenham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Hackney. Attic will also be donating £500 worth of art and craft supplies to the school with the most entries. Following the exhibition, Ponting’s artwork will also be donated to Richard House.
Kathryn Elvin, Head of Corporate Engagements and Partnerships at Richard House Children’s Hospice comments: “Beckton is a vibrant community. Attic Self Storage’s valuable donations will play a vital role in helping local families with a life-limited child to access therapies, respite, community support and friendship to help them enjoy positive memories together and an improved quality of life.”
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums