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Poignant art sale helps out hospice

Malvern Editorial 21st Sep, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A KIND-HEARTED husband has sold his wife’s paintings to raise more than £2,000 for the charity that cared for her.

Roland Allcock, from Severn Stoke, displayed the paintings created by his wife, Nicky, at her funeral last month and offered them for sale to their friends and family, making £2,070 for St Richard’s Hospice.

She worked for Royal Worcester in the 1970’s whilst painting as an amateur artist under her maiden name, Nicky Paynter. While fighting breast cancer she worked on several abstract pieces with a ‘targeting cancer’ theme, her husband donated one of these paintings to the charity to be displayed in the Day Hospice where she is still fondly remembered by the staff.

He said: “It was a huge support to Nicky to know that St Richard’s Hospice was there to offer care and support when she needed it and we were both very grateful that she was able to spend her last days at the hospice.

“Nicky’s art meant such a lot to her and it seemed the perfect idea to raise some money for the hospice by holding an exhibition and sale of some of her work at her funeral.”

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