Art With A Heart – Altrincham

July 23, 2012 12:38 pm

Karen Wroe Art with a HeartArt with a Heart was created by Karen Wroe in February 2011 after she attended and was inspired by the ‘Paintings with a Purpose’ Charity Art Exhibition in Australia.

International Professional Artist, Karen Wroe, a painter of more than 30 years exhibits in the UK and Cyprus and brings a wealth of experience and artist contacts to the Exhibition. Her work is held in private and public collections worldwide, including UK, Cyprus, America, Australia, Germany, Portugal, Poland and Moscow. Painting in acrylic she is inspired by the Natural World.

A supporter of the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust for a number of years, Karen decided to take her usual donation of artwork one step further by organising the Art Exhibition in aid of CAFT under the framework of Art with a Heart. Donating both her time and artwork she has successfully encouraged other artists from all 5 Continents to participate in the Exhibition. With over 140 pieces freely donated and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the art and artcards going to CAFT, this makes it a truly special event.

Chisnalls Art with a Heart

CAFT provide holidays and activities to terminally ill, disabled, sick, abused and disadvantaged children through-out the North West. However, in order to do this they need to raise a minimum of £800,000 per annum. and they are truly delighted with this unique fund raising concept called Art with a Heart.

Julie Gray, Community Fundraiser for CAFT said:

“We are very grateful that Karen has taken on this massive project on our behalf. The Art with a Heart Exhibition promises to be a wonderful community event which will enable us to change the lives of countless terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children.”

Utilising an Empty shop in Altrincham, and having worked closely with Trafford Council and a number of local businesses, Karen will bring this exhibition to Altrincham for one month only. Opening with Private Previews on 21st and 22nd September 2012 and then open to the General Public on the 23rd September it coincide with the Taste of Trafford, that attracts more than 4000 visitors to Altrincham.

Karen Wroe, Organiser of Art with a Heart said:

“We are so pleased that several local businesses have already come forward to lend their time and expertise for free, so far these. Their support will maximise the monies donated to CAFT. It is also an exciting opportunity for Altrincham and surrounding areas, working with local people and businesses towards the regeneration of our local high street.”

You can follow CAFT on twitter, @AdventureFarm, like their facebook page or find out more about their events at, Alternatively for more information about the artists and the event, then please like their facebook page,, follow them on twitter @KarenWroe or visit the website

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