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Friday, March 23, 2012
Seaton artist donates £200 to the flying medics
A PICTURE of Seaton’s world-famous running race – in all its “Grizzly” detail – has raised £200 for the Devon Air Ambulance.
The colourful and detailed painting of the seaside endurance run – substituting animals as competitors – was created by local artist and charity fund raiser Ursula Pratt.
She put a large print of the picture on sale in her Fore street Gallery and donated the £200 it fetched to the flying medics.
This week local air ambulance supporters Colin Pearce and Jean Beardsell went along to collect a giant cheque on behalf of the charity.
* Mrs Pratt was recently presented with an MBE by Prince Charles in recognition of her fund raising work.
She received the honour after helping to raise more than £170,000 for worthy causes, over nearly 20 years.