‘Triplets’ to host art exhibition at Skypark in support of Teenage Cancer Trust
The twin sister and best friend of a promising art student suffering from leukaemia will hold an art exhibition in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) to say thanks for the fantastic treatment she has received from the organisation.
Judith Beattie's twin sister Katie and 'honorary triplet' Shannon Beattie (no relation) will host an art exhibition in aid of TCT at Skypark from 22nd February to 2nd March, where visitors will be able to purchase artwork by Jude, her family and friends, and well established Scottish artists.
Judith was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in September on the second day of her final year of her degree at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at just twenty years old. Since her diagnosis she has been receiving treatment from the TCT Ward at Beatson Hospital in Glasgow, and the care has been so impressive she, Katie and Shannon are holding a fundraiser for TCT as a gesture of gratitude.
Katie Beattie, Judith's twin sister, says: "When we found out about Judith's condition it was obviously devastating news. The TCT ward has been so helpful and supportive of Judith and those affected, and we decided we wanted to give something back to TCT. They provide such an amazing environment for my sister to receive treatment."
"As my sister is an art student herself the obvious choice of a fundraiser was to hold an art exhibition. I started asking family and friends and so far I have over 100 pieces donated to sell, with the number increasing every day. There is a wide variety of pieces from paintings, photographs to jewellery and hand-crafted goods, a considerable number by prominent Scottish artists."
"We have work by Judith on sale, and a great painting of Judith's eye called 'Reflections' by her best friend Shannon. The response from family and friends and the help we received in setting up the exhibition from Life with Art has been overwhelming. It's a testament to how much we want to support Judith and also the TCT for the great support they've given us."
Angela Higgins, director of Resonance Capital and joint venture partner of Skypark, says: "We're delighted to welcome this art exhibition to Skypark. When we were first contacted by Katie we were moved by her sister's experience, but what convinced us to work with them was the energy and commitment that the 'triplets' have shown in the organisation of this event.
"We've hosted many exhibitions at Skypark, and hope that our business community will support this event so we can demonstrate the great work TCT provide for those who need it."
The exhibition will launch on the evening of 21st February at Skypark and run from 22nd February to 2nd March, with all proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
For more information about the exhibition and to view the donated artwork please visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TCTexhibitionglasgow
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