Stody Lodge Gardens and the Animal Art Fair raise £6,000 for Ormiston Families

The Future, by Bruce Little

The Future, by Bruce Little

The Animal Art Fair and Stody Lodge Gardens are delighted to have raised £6,000 for Ormiston Families, the charity caring for vulnerable children, young people and families across East Anglia.

Ormiston Families was the nominated charity for the Animal Art Fair’s Spring Exhibition this May at Stody Lodge’s sensational rhododendron and azalea gardens near Holt. Funds were raised at the Private View of the Spring Exhibition on Saturday 16th May as well as through the online auction of a beautiful sculpture by Bruce Little. This delightful sculpture of a young rhino, entitled The Future, was sold to an anonymous bidder for £1,700.

The funds raised will go to two of Ormiston Families’ key Norfolk projects:

HMP Norwich - aimed at maintaining positive links between prisoners and their families, a wide range of services are offered including children visits; ‘baby-bonding’ sessions; accredited parenting courses; and ‘Story Book Dads’ scheme, whereby fathers dictate stories onto CDs for their children to keep.

The Holt Youth Project – Ormiston Families works in partnership with Holt Youth Project to deliver Young Carer’s Groups - supporting children and young people who find themselves caring for family members with illness, disability or drug-dependency, whether short-term or long-term.