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There's been a great boost to Bethesda Hospice in Stornoway from the Island Art for Giving Exhibition which was held in Talla na Mara in West Harris.

This was the second art fundraiser organised by Gill Thompson of Harbour Print with the help of the West Harris Trust.

A cheque for £1600 was recently presented by Gill Thompson (above).

The exhibition was held in June this year at Talla Na Mara gallery and was a wonderful array of 143 postcard sized, original pieces of art, generously donated by 40 artists from Lewis, Harris, Uist, Shetland, Glasgow, Inverness and Lancashire.

One of the artists is only 12 years old but wanted to donate her artwork for the exhibition.

Artists’ work included paintings, drawings, original prints, textile art, ceramic art and photography.

Gill mounted each piece of work and she and her husband Colin hung the exhibition at the gallery.

The work was available to buy in Harris at the gallery or online and all artwork has now been sold.

Bethesda says: "A huge thank you to everyone especially the staff at Talla Na Mara for handling the sales and organising the online exhibition."

The money raised was divided between Bethesda Hospice in Stornoway and the West Harris Trust Disabled Access Fund which is being used to raise money for a second beach accessible wheelchair.