Art For Life


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Fundraising art sale and art raffle featuring many high profile Oxford artists to help Paula in her fight against life-threatening cancer.

by Friends of Paula in Oxford, England, United Kingdom

Paula desperately needs funds now for a specialist cancer clinic abroad as her cancer has not responded to traditional treatments. If we can raise these funds there is a strong possibility that Paula’s life can be saved. (story continued below)

Art Raffle:

Follow the link above to see all the fantastic art prizes, more than 30! To enter please click on the donate/ticket button to the right (on a mobile this will be near the bottom): £20 a ticket, and multiples of £20 for multiple tickets  (£40=2, £60=3 etc). 

Art Exhibition and Sale: 

See our collection of amazing local artists (many of whom have donated towards the raffle) participating in the art sale, and contact the artists directly through their websites for prices and further information. 

Art Raffle Details 

Paula’s sculpture ‘Embrace’ is a main prize worth £1000 and we have other amazing donations including a personal portrait session from Lucy Stopford. Beatrice Hoffman, Paula’s friend, has also generously donated a sculpture worth £780.  There are also ceramics, photographs, paintings, prints, sketches, watercolours and more.

  • To enter, please sign in as a guest and enter your bank details. You then have the option to leave a comment. 
  • Click onwards and pick the 3rd option 'project owner marketing box’ when entering so we can contact you if you win.
  • The raffle will close when we reach £20,000, or at 11am on 5 August. 

Winners will be selected by a random number generator - and be able to select their art prize in order - first out of the hat chooses theirs and so on. The raffle is only open to UK residents. Overseas donations are welcome on our sister fundraising page.

Most artists have agreed to post the prizes out, but if geographically possible we will discuss collection/ delivery with you. The organizers of the raffle (5 friends) will not take part. Good Luck!

Art Sale and Exhibition Details

Many professional, mainly local, artists are generously supporting our cause by donating up to 50% of any sales to Paula's fund. You will discover 19 artists using varied media and styles, from the traditional /representational to the more fluid and contemporary.

Amongst them, striking photos of Oxford's iconic architecture, bronze (resin) sculptures for the home and garden, both figurative, animals and abstract; painters using oils, watercolour acrylics, charcoal or pastels to depict both recognisable and abstract subject matter; two portraitists; a print maker with bold designs inspired by African art; and beautiful objects like hand-crafted tableware, glass bowls and carved tree tables.

Paula is also selling her sculpture with 100% profits to the fund. 

Paula’s Story

Our good friend Paula Cave recovered from breast cancer in 2015. She thought she was going to celebrate the magic 5 year remission milestone. At 53, Paula, her husband Richard and their sons Archie (16) and Monty (13) were hoping they could put that battle behind them and plan for the future. Instead, on Christmas Eve 2019, Paula received the devastating news that her breast cancer had returned. After 6 months, despite Paula’s best efforts, the cancer has not responded to traditional treatments. Despite the lightning speed in which this has all happened, the cancer has marched on and turned her life upside down. Paula is not at the end of the road as there are other options.

If you would prefer to make a straight donation then please go to our sister fundraising page. Realistically, to cover all costs, and for Paula to be able to access the most advanced treatments, they will need £50,000 plus. 

Please share the link to this page far and wide, through all channels. Give your friends the chance to own a beautiful piece of original art whilst raising funds for a worthwhile cause.  

Thanks so much to you all for your support. 

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