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Swanley school raises £450 through Christmas art evening

PUBLISHED: 13:37 09 December 2013 | UPDATED: 13:37 09 December 2013

Grace Bickerstaffe points to a painting on display at the Winter Warmer Evening

Grace Bickerstaffe points to a painting on display at the Winter Warmer Evening

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An evening of minced pies, art and a raffle by a Swanley school helped raise £450 for a charitable trust which supports community learning.

Oasis Academy Hextable, in Egerton Avenue, hosted Winter Warmer Evening last week – its first event since joining the Oasis Charitable Trust in September.

Pam Morey, 43, the academy council clerk, said the success of the event surpassed her expectations.

She said: “It was our first event as an academy so it was always a worry if people were going to attend – it was really festive.

“It was really good but the highlight for me was seeing the Hextable Wind Band play and the hall full.

Art - donated by local artists, staff, students and parents - helped raise money for the trust on the night. A £100 was also raised through a raffle.

The two-hour event also promoted the efforts of Oasis’ art teacher Denise Dolan who is cycling from London to Paris in April.

The Oasis Charitable Trust was set-up in 1985 to support the launch of a hostel for homeless people in south London.


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