In 2014, Belinda Gray completed treatment for an out-of-the-blue diagnosis of breast cancer aged 47. She, with the help of her friend and fellow art lover, Sally Ball organised the first Art For Cure art and outdoor sculpture show at her home and gardens in Suffolk to raise money for breast cancer research. During the early planning of the event, sadly Sally was also diagnosed with breast cancer.
Art for Cure 2014 was an amazing and astonishing success – £200,000 of art and sculpture was sold in 3 days at Belinda’s home and over £100,000 was raised for the leading breast cancer charity, Breakthrough. Our donation to Breakthrough, (now re-branded Breast Cancer Now) was the largest amount raised by a privately organised event in 2014.
Art for Cure was originally designed to be a one-off event but we took the bold and exciting step to stage Art for Cure in 2016 at Glemham Hall. We also incorporated Art for Cure as a Charitable Company at Companies House ( No. 1175161) together with a wholly owned subsidiary, Art for Cure Enterprises Ltd which stages the events and raises funds to distribute to organisations involved in researching a cure for breast cancer, as well as other organisations involved in caring for those affected by breast cancer.
Art For Cure is fast emerging as the most successful art related fundraising charity in the UK . The Glemham Hall biennial exhibition kicks-off the culture and social scene in Suffolk and Belinda and sculpture curator Nick Crocker bring together a wide, diverse and exciting collection of art . Further events such as a biennial international sponsored bike ride and solo exhibitions of fast-emerging artists have so far raised a phenomenal £650,000 and with exciting events planned now for 2019 including a first London exhibition at Bankside Gallery , Art For Cure is the leader in raising funds for breast cancer research and support services through the sale of art .
Chair and Founder - Art for Cure