Warkworth Wellsford Hospice has an additional $19,000 to spend on its local services following its annual art exhibition held at Matakana School from January 18 to 20.
Although sales from mARTakana were up on previous years, the overall result was slightly down, due to less support from sponsors.
Fundraising coordinator Lesley Ingham says she was thrilled with the quality and variety of artworks.
“We had more than 300 works on sale at a huge range of prices, from under $100 to $28,000,” she says.
“The preview night was the best attended in 13 years.”
Volunteers Shona Pickup and Mary-Anne Ellett were thanked for setting up and running the exhibition, and hospice acknowledged the support of local businesses.
“We especially want to thank the artists who submitted such a high standard of work, including Jane Gray, Kerry Cline, Wyn Thomas and Mona Townson.”