Artist draws support for cancer campaign
A FELIXSTOWE artist is now wall to wall with walls after an Evening Star appeal.Pat Weber was looking for a big blank canvas for a children's mural as part of a fund-raising effort for Kidney Cancer UK.
A FELIXSTOWE artist is now wall to wall with walls after an Evening Star appeal.
Pat Weber was looking for a big blank canvas for a children's mural as part of a fund-raising effort for Kidney Cancer UK.
Following our appeal earlier this month Miss Weber, of Rosemary Avenue, has had numerous phone calls from people offering her the space.
She has now decided to go ahead with TWO paintings – one at the Special Care Baby Unit at Ipswich Hospital and another in Boxford ward, which is a children's ward.
She was even offered work painting a multi-storey car park.
Taking a step away from cartoon characters this time round she is going to paint a soothing Flower Fairies scene.
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But now she has the walls to paint on Miss Weber needs the sponsorship or donations to help her raise £10,000 to build awareness about the cancer that killed her father.
The hospital is providing the walls but the sponsorship is a separate thing and Miss Weber is calling on our readers to help her out.
Her whole family was devastated when father Tony Weber died last year, two years after being diagnosed with a cancer that he had never even heard of.
And even though it is currently one of the fastest growing cancers, little money is ploughed into this largely-unknown disease.
Miss Weber has already painted a smaller mural of Winnie The Pooh and Tigger at the East Anglian Children's Hospice and is now limbering up to tackle the much larger walls at the hospital.
The picture is painted above a cot in one of the rooms so the babies can see it.
So far she has managed to raise £700.
She said: "It is such a buzz doing it now it has all started to happen.
"I've got some lovely letters through the post from such people and there is such warmth in them.
"It's the best job satisfaction that you can get."
n. You can sponsor Miss Weber or send donations by clicking on to the website www. justgiving.com/patweber or by emailing her at email@example.com or by calling her on 01394 670393.