Artwork Raises Funds for Care Home

A talented local artist has created a series of nine images featuring the world of ‘caring’ in the NHS, at care homes and carers in general who have all been doing such a magnificent job during the pandemic.

The moving works by Alethea Leigh Matts from Irlam were donated to Heartly Green through a friend, to sell and raise funds for the care home on Cutnook Lane in Irlam.

Cadishead woman Vicky Squire who is helping out at Heartly Green said, “We put them on Facebook with a view to selling them and to see what interest there was. However, I was contacted by a former colleague of mine from Manchester Airport who has two businesses Medlock Gifts and Medlock Crafts. He offered to use some of the images and turn them into coasters, t-shirts, mugs, jigsaws and just about anything, with 25% of sales going back to support the work at Heartly Green.”

Vicky contacted Alethea and she was delighted to agree to her work being used in this way, raising funds for the care home. The wheels have now been put in motion. Why not visit Medlock Gifts online and buy an item or two whilst supporting Heartly Green Residential Care Home and the work they are doing.

Althea told the Local Mag website, “I picked up the paint brushes to pass the time at the moment. I just started painting thinking of the situation and issues at this time and the artworks are what I came up with. It is fantastic to be able to support Heartly Green, a good friend of mine has recently come out of the care home and I know what a fantastic job they do.”

Althea’s dad was well respected local man Jim Mather. The longest living transplant recipient at Wythenshawe Hospital until he sadly passed away last year. Jim was himself a talented artist and many will remember him for the many years he dedicated to the scouting movement locally.

Well done Althea, definitely a ‘chip off the old block’.

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