A painting of Florence Nightingale is being sold to raise money for St Ann’s Hopice which has a branch in Salford.
Award-winning artist, Lindi Kirwin, 61, will donate a percentage of the sale of the portrait to the charity.
The painting, which is on sale for £995.00, honours the Year of the Nurse 2020.
Lindi has pledged £500 of the proceeds of the sale to St Ann’s, choosing to support the hospice in memory of her father, who was a volunteer driver there.
Lindi said: “2020 marks 200 years since Florence Nightingale’s birth and I wanted to give to St Ann’s during the pandemic. I believe it’s right to put something back in life.”
Lindi, the Cheshire-based artist, is selling her painting online with free UK postage and packing, with potential customers able to view the painting via appointment, outside of lockdown restrictions.
— Lindi Kirwin (@LindiKirwin) September 28, 2020
Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive of St Ann’s, said: “Thanks to Lindi for thinking of St Ann’s and for offering to make such a generous donation.”
The hospice has struggled a lot this year, with the pandemic causing lots of their fundraising events to be cancelled due to the lockdown restrictions.
“It’s been a difficult year for us, but as the Year of the Nurse draws to a close, I’m really proud of the way all our nurses and other staff have risen to a challenging time and ensured that care can continue for our patients and their loved ones.”
St Ann’s Hospice cares for thousands of patients every year from its three sites in Heald Green, The Neil Cliffe Centre in Wythenshawe hospital and Salford’s own, Little Hulton.
“That care only happens thanks to the support of people like Lindi in our local communities.”
To view or buy the Florence Nightingale painting head to Lindi’s website here