Smallburgh Six raise £1,200-plus for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices

The Smallburgh Six artists, from left: Tricia Pugh, Pam Loveday, Mary Williams, Liz Sparrow, Elizabe

The Smallburgh Six artists, from left: Tricia Pugh, Pam Loveday, Mary Williams, Liz Sparrow, Elizabeth Purdy and Marcia Paterson. Picture: THE SMALLBURGH SIX - Credit: Archant

Half a dozen north Norfolk artists have raised more than £1,200 for East Anglia's Children's Hospices with their creative efforts.

The Smallburgh Six - Tricia Pugh, Pam Loveday, Mary Williams, Liz Sparrow, Elizabeth Purdy, and Marcia Paterson - held an open studio and artist at work event in Smallburgh Village Hall over a weekend earlier this month.

Attractions included paintings and postcards for sale, a bring and buy stall, art books and materials for sale, and a raffle.

The six women hold the event every other year and their last, in 2014, raised just over £1,000 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Spokesman Marcia Paterson said they all wanted to thank those who had supported them and shown great generosity.

She added: 'Despite the heavy showers we had lots of visitors and the atmosphere was warm and friendly.'