Following her husband’s death in October 2015 from pancreatic cancer, local resident Annette Robinson announced that having raised nearly £4,000, she had commissioned popular Sheffield artist, Joe Scarborough, to paint a scene which had the theme of Grenoside as the main subject.
We are now pleased to report that the painting has been finished and Annette and her family will be donating the original picture to the Macmillan Palliative Care Unit later on in the year. But first, Annette would like to have the painting on display for a couple of days for local residents of Grenoside to be able to view it, and, if they so choose, they will be able to order a Joe Scarborough signed limited edition print of this very painting.
People will be able to view the painting at:
Grenoside Reading Room, School Lane, Grenoside
on Saturday 11th June, 10am-3pm
and Sunday 12th June, 11am-3pm
As a special treat, the artist himself, Joe Scarborough, will be in attendance while the painting is on display, and will be happy to chat and answer questions.
Funds raised from the sale of any prints will be donated to Pancreatic Cancer UK (charity number 1112708), a cause for which Annette and her two daughters (Jenny & Sami) are now raising money.
In addition to raising money from the sale of these prints, Jenny & Sami, also known as ‘Robbo’s Angels’, hope to raise at least £10,000 by walking an impressive 210 miles over 11 consecutive days. The walk will commence on 3rd November from Brentford Football Club in West London and will end in Grenoside on the 13th November, which is the official Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day.
Jenny said “Following our Father’s death from pancreatic cancer in October 2015, we really felt that we had to do something positive, and raising vitally needed money and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer UK seemed like the right thing to do. Pancreatic cancer survival rates are incredibly low, mainly due to late diagnosis, and if this is to improve, we feel that investing funds into early diagnosis is crucial.
Only a very small percentage of government funding is allocated to pancreatic cancer research, so if we were to raise £10,000 for example, that amount of money would be able to fund life-saving research into the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.”
Pancreatic Cancer UK is fighting to make a difference. They’re taking on pancreatic cancer by supporting those affected by the disease, investing in research, lobbying for greater recognition of pancreatic cancer, and being there for everyone involved in the fight.
See poster for this event.
Any queries, please call Annette on 07740 486759