Tony Lock, owner of the Garage Co in Quintrell, bid in an online auction for a one of piece of art depicting the Paddle for Life in Newquay.
Tony won the auction with the final bid of £800 as several bidders went head to head.
The Garage Co owner has supported the paddle as a £500 sponsor for three years, businessman Tony said; “It’s a great event and I have known Claire and Matt for years, I have been looking at buying one of Doug’s paintings and this was the perfect opportunity especially as the money is going to such a great cause that is close to our hearts as a family”.
Doug Hinge is an artist based in Newquay, Cornwall who started his artistic career in the late 1970s with abstract collages, he then moved on to landscapes and seascapes in the 1980's. He continued with these, selling them through his own gallery, from 1982 for many years.
Doug has now gone on to supply several local galleries in Cornwall with his new contemporary style paintings of Cornish Harbours and places.
His new style is quite unique. Paintings with character, boats and buildings in bright cheerful colours, and seaguls with attitude.
Doug said, “These paintings have a sense of humour which should bring a smile to your face and after attending most of Joe’s paddles over the years and seeing how they have grown into this fantastic community event it was a real pleasure to capture this on canvas”.
Dougs oil painting is on ebay for the next week and you can bid on it at https://ebay.us/8RKhAf with all the money going to various charities.
The Joe Way Paddle was set up after our son passed away in May 2008 aged 4, the Paddle celebrates Joes life, tell his inspirational story and has supported over 20 charities and worthy causes. We have Start and Co estate agents sign up already for this year as a sponsor which will see our total raised go past £160k over the last 12 years since Joe passed away.
All of last years sponsor pot of £2000 went straight to charities, you will pay the money into the Newquay Towan Blystra Lions account as they are responsible for the finances as part of our partnership deal and they can provide a receipt for tax purposes.
Start and co Estate Agents have stepped as the first sponsor and we are looking for three more at £500 each.
We are nearly at £153K and we are aiming to raise £8k this year to take Joes Appeal to over £160k for 20 charities. We raise money through entry money, food and drink sales which the totals all go in the pot as the food is cooked and supplied for free along with our prize draw.
Tickets for the prize draw will go on sale from the end of this month and any charities or groups that sell tickets will have that amounted donated to them.
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