Cartoon prints set to boost appeal

Brian House Playworker Sue Pelling with the Mel Blanc Loony Toons print donated to Trinity Hospice

Brian House Playworker Sue Pelling with the Mel Blanc Loony Toons print donated to Trinity Hospice

A generous supporter of Trinity Hospice has donated a pair of Warner Bros prints which are set to be auctioned for our Hospice Heroes appeal.

The supporter, who wishes to be anonymous, has offered up two framed prints which have been in storage for some time, but which are ready to hang.

One is called Speechless and is a tribute to the great Looney Tunes voice artist Mel Blanc and the other is called Friz – a tribute to the legendary animator and director Friz Freleng.

Trinity’s fundraising manager Linzi Young said: “The donation of these two prints came completely out of the blue and I’m sure will help raise lots of money for Hospice Heroes – after all, who doesn’t love Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and all the Looney Tunes?

“For a collector of cartoon memorabilia or a cinema history fan these will be really fascinating.”

Similar prints are currently selling on the internet for more than £100 each, and Trinity is hoping to raise the same amount of interest.

Once the items have sold, the money will go straight to our Hospice Heroes appeal, which this week reached £131,598.

Trinity bosses are currently setting up the auction. Details will be published on Trinity’s social media pages on Facebook and Twitter.

We need to raise £200,000 for Trinity and Brian House children’s hospice on Low Moor Lane, Bispham.

Our money will be put together with a £280,000 grant from the Department of Health to help pay for the biggest refurbishment in Trinity’s 28-year-history.

Half the work has already been completed by Blackpool building firm R P Tyson Construction and handed back to Trinity.

It includes a new pair of single rooms on the inpatient unit, brighter corridors with artwork of local scenes and new family areas.

At Brian House children have a brand new kitchen which invites those who are able to take part in preparing meals, a huge under-the-sea mural in the new-look lounge area and a creative therapy room.

Work is currently being carried out on the other half of Trinity’s inpatient unit and the bedrooms at Brian House, which are being made brighter and safer.

We’re asking for people across the Fylde Coast to get involved with helping us reach our target, whether they’re taking part in a sponsored sporting event, holding a charity night, hosting a Trinity Tea Party this month or something completely different.

Whatever you’re doing, make sure you let us know by calling (01253 361728) so we can try to feature your efforts in The Gazette.




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