Thank you so much to all who participated in My Lovely Postcards; the artists, bidders, and all who supported this project. We were overwhelmed with the amount of entries and engagement that we received for our first attempt at a project like this at Sobell House.
Through My Lovely Postcards, we have raised in the region of £3,600 for Beth’s Bursary Fund, which will go directly towards the professional development for some of the healthcare professionals working for Sobell House and directly caring for people at the end of their lives.
The Jam Factory kindly gave the space for the exhibition and displayed the work free of charge. We were pleased to secure a space so central in Oxford, with a high amount of footfall to gain exposure for the exhibition and for Sobell House itself. I do hope that you managed to go and see the wonderful entries.
However, we did lose 8 pieces of work through suspected theft which was hugely disappointing to everyone involved. Thankfully, the generous bidders who won the pieces still chose to donate their money to Sobell House. I know that the Jam Factory are putting out an appeal to try and get the works back.
We also know that the auction website we used proved troublesome for a lot of you - we are very sorry for any frustration caused and are hugely disappointed in the service this particular company provided.
We are hopefully going to repeat this exciting event in the future. We hope My Lovely Postcards 2 will be even more successful! We will of course keep you all informed of any dates that we secure for this event.
Thank you again for supporting Sobell House and Beth’s Bursary Fund.