Art wanted by Richmond charity shop aiming to improve district’s play parks

Linda Curran in the shop on King Street.

A local charity aiming to improve the district’s play park by funding accessible equipment has appealed for donations of second-hand art.

Trustees of the Paul Curran Celebration Trust are currently running a pop-up shop in King Street, in Richmond, to raise money for the charity.

A target of £10,000 has been set.

The money will pay for accessible play equipment in play parks in Richmondshire, as well as help the charity continue giving grants to local children and young people who have special needs or disabilities.

The trust was set up by Linda and Martin Curran in 2002 following the death of their son, Paul, who succumbed to the disease Friedrich’s Ataxia.

This rare disease causes progressive damage to the nervous system, as well as movement and mobility problems.

The couple have taken over the shop for a limited time to raise money for the charity.

They would welcome donations of any artwork, especially of Richmond and the local area.

The shop has so far raised more than £5,000.

The gallery is staffed wholly by volunteers and is open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesdays to
Saturdays, and 11am to 3pm on Sundays.

If you have paintings or prints to donate, please visit the shop during opening hours or contact Linda on 07507 355526.