Shoppers visiting Cannock Shopping Centre can now bag a piece of artwork along with their bargains thanks to an exhibition of paintings created by children, young adults and families at The Donna Louise Hospice.

The collection of stunning artwork is displayed within the centre and has already attracted lots of interest and comments, as well as generous donations, from passing shoppers.

Regional Fundraiser for The Donna Louise, Chris Belyavin, explained, “Each of the pieces displayed in the exhibition has been created by a child, young adult, or one of their family members, during their art therapy sessions at hospice.

“Art therapy is a really important way for the children, young adults and their families to express their feelings in a creative way and is offered to every family who spends time at The Donna Louise. Alongside each piece is a brief description about who has created it and the meaning behind the painting. It’s great to be able to share them with the people of Cannock.”

The art exhibition in Cannock Shopping Centre follows similar successful displays in Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth. Shoppers are able to buy prints of each of the paintings on display, with every penny raised making a big difference to the families who rely on the care services of the Hospice.

Chris added, “Our exhibitions in other local shopping centres have been a real talking point amongst shoppers and our most recent display in Lichfield raised a fantastic £1,200 through donations and print sales. I hope that shoppers in Cannock really enjoy the display.”

Anyone wanting to buy one of the prints can contact Chris Belyavin on 01782 654444.