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Watts Gallery's Christmas campaign looks to raise £40,000

PUBLISHED: 12:08 30 November 2011 | UPDATED: 20:22 20 February 2013

Watts Gallery's Christmas campaign looks to raise £40,000

Watts Gallery's Christmas campaign looks to raise £40,000

Surrey's unique Watts Gallery in Compton, which houses an internationally famous collection of the work by one of the most celebrated artists of the Victorian age, is hosting a fundraising breakfast on Thursday December 8 and all are invited

Surreys unique Watts Gallery in Compton, which houses an internationally famous collection of the work by one of the most celebrated artists of the Victorian age, is hosting a fundraising breakfast on Thursday December 8 and all are invited.


The art gallery has qualified for the Big Give Christmas Challenge, a national initiative that promises to double donations made online from 10am during Big Give Christmas Challenge week, which runs from Monday December 5 to Friday December 9.


Watts Gallery has set itself a target of 20,000 which, if it can meet, will unlock 40,000 in total that will extend the reach of its pioneering learning programme, Art for All.


Since launching in 2008, the project has created opportunities for more than 30 schools and, importantly, has enriched and transformed the lives of many disadvantaged groups in the Surrey community.


Following breakfast, there will be tours of Watts Gallery and the chance to try a pottery workshop.




How every donation can help Watts Gallery:



  • 10 buys a bag of clay

  • 20 buys a canvas

  • 50 buys an art pack of drawing materials

  • 100 provides an artist to lead a workshop for 15 people

  • 200 supports a full-day of artist led workshops for a school class of 30

  • 500 sponsors a young person through a bronze art award programme (like a GCSE)

  • 1,000 employs a pottery apprentice for a month.

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