South Shields artist's creative way of raising cash for cancer charity

An artist's painting of South Tyneside landmarks is set to raise funds for a children's cancer research centre.

Monday, 14th March 2016, 5:00 am
Artist Zoe Scott is selling prints of her watercolour, South Tyneside Favourites, to raise money for the Newcastle University Centre for Childhood Cancer.

Zoe Emma Scott created a watercolour, dubbed South Tyneside Favourites, featuring two of the borough’s most-loved businesses.

She auctioned the original painting at a special charity night in memory of South Shields boy Joseph Stinton, who lost his battle to cancer in 2014, aged just 10.

Zoe Scott's watercolour, South Tyneside Favourites, which is being sold to raise cash for a cancer charity.

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He was a friend of her son Evan, 12.

Now Zoe, 42, from South Shields, is selling 75 limited-edition prints of her painting to raise charity cash.

The artist and illustrator, who specialises in painting North East landmarks, said: “Joseph’s parents are friends of mine and Joseph was a close friend of my son.

“Joseph’s parents Tracy and Bob have worked tirelessly to raise funds for The Future Fund since the loss of Joseph and I really wanted to do something to help with the fundraising.”

Zoe Scott's watercolour, South Tyneside Favourites, which is being sold to raise cash for a cancer charity.

The Newcastle University Centre for Childhood Cancer is a planned £5.5 million research facility, which will provide state-of-the-art resources to keep advancing children’s cancer research, and ultimately give more children a future to look forward to.

The Future Fund, a collaborative project between Newcastle University, the Great North Children’s Hospital and North of England Children’s Cancer Research (NECCR), aims to raise money to make the centre a reality.

The print is being sold as a small, 7ins x5ins or 10ins x 8ins mount, for £12.50, and a large A4 size, which is a 16ins x12ins mount, for £25.

To place an order, call Zoe on 07971 401907, email [email protected] or go to www.zoeemmascott.comZoe currently has an exhibition on show at The Gallery as Papercuts, in Whitley Bay. It runs until the end of March.