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Crossroads Care Havering’s after-school clubs unveil painting to say thanks to local businesses

PUBLISHED: 12:23 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:23 18 March 2013

Simon Walters of bgpartnerships, young artist Bobbie Jo and deputy mayor Cllr Eric Munday with the painting

Simon Walters of bgpartnerships, young artist Bobbie Jo and deputy mayor Cllr Eric Munday with the painting

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Arty teenagers with life-limiting conditions brought a splash of colour to a charity’s offices.

The paintingThe painting

The youngsters had been working on an A1 canvas at after-school clubs run by Crossroads Care Havering – and they were brimming with pride as their handiwork was unveiled earlier this month.

The event was part of an “afternoon of thanks” for local businesses who have sponsored the charity’s work. They included bgpartnerships, who donated a digital camera to the children’s clubs and supported the charity’s move to its new building last year.

The painting was presented to carers, staff and local business representatives, along with people who receive care at Crossroads, on Wednesday, March 6.

It is now hanging in the Pettits Lane centre’s training room.

Some of the artists with the deputy Mayor, Crossroads staff and the newly hung paintingSome of the artists with the deputy Mayor, Crossroads staff and the newly hung painting

Ralph Page, lead care support worker for the clubs, said: “The participants having their final artwork on the wall and presented to an audience, covered by the Romford Recorder, was overwhelming. Their confidence has grown and it’s been lovely to see them all pull together as a team.”


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