Maggi Hambling CBE donates painting to support special education needs children from across her home county of Suffolk

Maggi Hambling CBE donates painting to support special education needs children from across her home county of Suffolk

GeeWizz, Suffolk based children’s charity, is delighted to announce the special gift of a painting by Maggi Hambling CBE which will be raffled online from Monday 28th June to Saturday 17th July 2021.

The lucky winner will have the chance to own an original painting by one of Britain’s greatest living and controversial artists with digital raffle tickets available at £20 each, or 11 tickets at £100, available exclusively from GeeWizz Charity here.

The oil on canvas painting, Sunrise, was painted by Hambling in 2020, and measures 10 x 12 inches, with framed dimensions 14 ¼ x 16 inches.

Proceeds from the raffle will fund the installation of a creative space and outdoor arts-related activities within the planned redevelopment, funded by GeeWizz, of the playground at Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy in Ipswich, Suffolk. The school is attended by children and teenagers, from across Suffolk, with special educational needs and high dependency disabilities. The existing school playground is currently inaccessible to pupils in wheelchairs.

“We are so very grateful to Maggi Hambling for donating her stunning painting to support the redevelopment of the playground,” Gina Long MBE, founder of GeeWizz, said. “In light of her strong personal connection with Suffolk, we are delighted that Sunrise will leave such an important, lasting legacy to help nurture creativity, especially at a time when it is so important for vulnerable children and young people to learn and play safely outdoors”.

To be in with the chance of winning, enter here.