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.
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.
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.”
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.