Pick up a painting

ART collectors can pick up a painting for charity in a fund-raising sale this weekend.

An Art From The Attic sale will take place in Stannington Village Hall on Saturday in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The event has been organised by the charity’s Morpeth and District branch, which appealed to the public for donations of unwanted artwork to put up for sale.

And the response was staggering, with more than 200 pieces received from people across the region.

Alan Taylor, who is helping to organise the sale, said: “There will be more than 200 pieces of art on sale so there should be something for everybody among them.

“We have had a terrific response and have been getting donations from all over the place, such as Hexham, North Northumberland, Newcastle and Whitley Bay, as well as the Morpeth area.

“It is a brilliant response so we hope the event will go well.”

The sale begins at 5pm and entry costs £3.