Emma Bodles from Larne, County Antrim is participating in the Berlin Marathon on behalf of CLIC Sargent in September 2013. To help raise sponsorship money, Emma has organised a very unique six week children's art course. The course, which was called 'Art in Action' raised a fantastic £540 for CLIC Sargent.
Emma, who studied art history at university, came up with this unique fundraiser idea because she felt there was nothing similar available for children in the local area.
The six week course focused on a particular artist each week, using medium such as paint, oil pastels and collage. The participants who were local children from the Larne area then used the techniques they had learnt from Emma to make their own artwork. At the end of the course there was an exhibition of their work in the Larne Museum and Arts Centre which was attended by Mayor Geraldine Mulvenna.
Emma said: "Special thanks are owed to all those who supported us including the owners and staff of Crafty Copy and Happy Days in Larne. Thanks also to Marian Kelso from Larne Museum and Arts Centre and all the parents and guardians of the children who attended the course.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Christine McClune said: "The Art in Action course is a great fundraising idea. Emma put so much effort in to making it an educational and enjoyable experience for all the children who took part and the money she has raised will make a real difference to the Northern Ireland Homes from Home Appeal. I would like to wish Emma well for the Berlin Marathon in September.”
For more information
If you would like to get involved and help support CLIC Sargent's Northern Ireland Appeal, please contact the Northern Ireland Appeal team on 02890 725 780.