Nolans art to raise funds for campaign

Linda Nolan with the painting of The Nolans which is set to boost our Hospice Heroes appeal.
Linda Nolan with the painting of The Nolans which is set to boost our Hospice Heroes appeal.
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An abstract painting of four of the Nolan sisters has been donated to The Gazette’s Hospice Heroes appeal.

The artwork, painted by Blackpool artist Marc Atherton, known as Catch 22, was done while the singers were guests on The One Show last year.

It has been on display at Blackpool’s Tourist Information Centre, but has now been gifted to The Gazette to help boost our appeal, raising funds for Trinity Hospice and Brian House children’s hospice.

Linda Nolan, who is featured on the painting, said: “I remember being on the show last year when they presented the painting and we were all so delighted that they had done it.

“We were all genuinely very pleased with the painting and thrilled that the artist had taken the time to create it.”

The artwork is being auction on eBay, with all money raised going to Hospice Heroes which aims to raise £200,000 for the hospice on Low Moor Road, Bispham.

The money, together with a £280,000 grant from the Department of Health, is paying for the biggest refurbishment in the history of the hospice, which turns 30 next year.

Linda, a long term supporter of the hospice which helped care for her sister Bernie, added: “We love that the painting is being used to raise money for Hospice Heroes and it’s so great we can be involved in this way.”

Trinity’s fundraising manager, Linzi Young, is thrilled with the painting.
She added: “We were really touched by the donation of this unique painting and hope that there will be some enthusiastic bidding to buy it. Linda and her family have a long association with Trinity Hospice and it was lovely that she took some time to come and see the dramatic changes now taking place on the adult inpatient unit and at Brian House as a result of Hospice Heroes.”

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