Thank you to John Bray and Partners for supporting CCF on their 50th Birthday

To mark their 50th birthday, John Bray & Partners organised a charity art auction, jointly in aid of the Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) and the Wadebridge Foodbank.

The online auction ended on Wednesday 18th August 2021 raising over £15,000 from the sale of 28 artworks, all portraying aspects of North Cornwall scenery and life, that were donated by 26 talented and generous north Cornish artists, photographers, illustrators, and individuals. John Bray & Partners generously rounded the sum up to £20,000, with £10,000 going to each of the nominated charities.

The oil paintings Still of the Night (Polzeath) by Suki Wapshott and Wheal Coates (St Agnes) by Joe Armstrong were two of the highest achieving lots.

Josephine Ashby of John Bray & Partners said, ”We can’t think of a better way to have celebrated the agency’s 50th birthday. Never has a vibrant and supportive community been such an important aspect when it comes to property choice. Cornwall is such a fantastic place to live, work and visit but it is easy to forget that it is also one of the poorest counties in England. The contrast is enormous and support and awareness of this, never more essential. We’re enormously grateful to the wonderful artists who helped us with this auction, it was a magnificent showcase of talent. The proceeds will provide much needed support for these two fantastic charities that are very close to the agency’s heart.”

Jacqui White, MBE, of the Wadebridge Foodbank, which also covers Padstow, Bodmin, Camelford and surrounding areas said, “We are a lifeline for the people who approach us for help who literally have nowhere else to turn. The funds raised through this brilliant art auction will be used to supply food, hygiene and household goods to people in need. We also work with our clients to offer signposting and support towards long term solutions for their current circumstances.”

Jane Hartley DL, CCF Chairman added, “This continues to be an incredibly challenging time for many people. We are moved by the generosity of people who want to support Cornish communities who donate so we can help amazing local charities like Wadebridge Foodbank. We are very grateful to John Bray & Partners and the artists who made this auction possible.”

The Still of the Night by Suki Wapshott
Sunset Surfers by Doon Williams