Youngster’s paintings are sold around the globe to raise money for hospitals

Youngster’s paintings are sold around the globe to raise money for hospitals

by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

A young artist raised more than £1,500 for Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals after selling her pictures around the globe.

Seren Farrington, 8, from Southport, put a short video message on social media, aimed mainly at her relatives, for ‘commissioned’ paintings.

But the orders came tumbling in and, drafting in help from her younger brother Wade, 6, the pair raised £1,525 in just days. Proud mum Sarah, said: “Seren started getting in touch with family and friends who were willing to pay for her paintings to help raise money for the NHS.

“We then started getting requests coming in from all over the world, including New Zealand, Germany, South Africa, Florida, Spain, Finland and many more. The biggest donation for one drawing was £250 from a generous donor in Australia!

“We are so proud of Seren for using her love of drawing to raise money and help such a worthy cause. This is her, and our, way of saying a great big thank you to the NHS and everyone at Southport and Ormskirk.”

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust’s charity manager, Ashley Flint added: “Seren has done an amazing job by using her talent to produce such beautiful pictures to raise money for the hospital and we are very grateful for her support. Her pictures of; dogs, rainbows, boats, superheroes, spaghetti-monsters, Mine-Craft characters, unicorns, lamas and many more have brought not only happiness to the people who have ordered them, but also a lot of money to help the Trust through the Covid 19 pandemic.

Seren and her brother Wade should be very pleased and proud of themselves.”

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