Young people attending The Spartans Community Football Academy Alternative School have raised over £1,000 selling their artwork to help homeless Veterans.
The group held an exhibition at The Academy which featured drawings, paintings, creative writing, film and 3D work that were available for purchase. The students also designed and created cards, prints and mugs that were for sale at a ‘pop up shop’. Art tutor, Sarah Henderson, led the Art project and Social Enterprise. Proceeds from the sale raised £1043 and have been donated to Scottish Veterans Residences (SVR), a charity that provides supported accommodation for Veterans who re homeless or in need.
Emma Easton, Alternative School Manager said
“This social enterprise art project brought out the best in all our students. Their creativity, planning and attention to detail made the exhibition a success. On the night they were welcoming, warm and hospitable to all our guests, young and old! It was lovely to see the pride they took in seeing their work on display and they raised over £1000”
SVR’s Head of External Relations, Susie Hamilton visited the Spartan’s Academy on Friday for a cheque presentation with the students. She commented
“it was a pleasure to meet these talented and generous your people who have raised an incredible sum. This support will help to fund activities such as arts and gardening which really makes a difference to the lives of our Veterans.”