Carole Stephens and artwork ‘Yorkshire Rose’

The Reading Guild of Artists (RGA) are opening their 24th annual charity sale on Monday 6 November for five weeks at the Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH). Entrance is free and a quarter of the proceeds go to the hospital’s ‘art and garden fund’.

“The range and styles on display really means there is something for everyone and an ideal way to get that unique Christmas gift or to mark another special event,” said RGA chair Anthony Wilder.

“I love flowers and gardens and the very ‘Englishness’ of Reading, where I live,” said RGA member Carole Stephens. “I really appreciate the opportunity to show my work in this special RGA exhibition and have done so for the last seven years. It’s really nice to think that our work gives pleasure to patients, visitors and staff in the run up to Christmas. I hope my paintings will add a splash of colour to the lives of the people who see them.”

“I am delighted that the RGA has nominated the ‘art and garden fund’ as a recipient for funds raised at the art sale,” said Royal Berks Charity director Ian Thomson. “I welcome the on-going relationship which reflects the passion that people have for the Royal Berks Hospital and the care provided by staff. With your support we can change the lives of thousands of people and enhance patient care in the community.”

The RGA charity arts sale runs from Monday 6 November until Saturday 16 December. It can be found at RBH level 2 link corridors, Craven Road, Reading.

  1. Reading Guild of Artists website and Facebook page
  2. Royal Berks Charity
  3. Art at the Royal Berkshire Hospital