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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ponteland teenager's artwork to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust

A YOUNG cancer sufferer from Northumberland has become a true star of the art world.
Along with others from the region, Charliie Lee, 16, of Ponteland, created a colourful pair of stars which wouldn't be out of place in a top gallery – and that's exactly where they are destined to go, thanks to a unique charity project.
The North East teenagers teamed up with two artists – Jasper Joffe and James Jessop – on the Art Stars project, a creative way to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) which has helped them through their battles with cancer.
And now the stellar structures will go on display at a high-profile London exhibition, before going under the hammer at an auction set in motion by fashion guru Ralph Lauren with all money being ploughed back into the TCT.
The team of eight youngsters included Hanna Schweppe, 16, of High Heaton and Rebecca Connolly, 17, of Consett, County Durham.
Source: Journal Live