Charity Auction Raises £4,690 for The Upper Room

Artists At Home helps support the homeless this winter

detail from Tulips and narcissi by Jennifer Abbott
Lot 57 - detail from Tulips and narcissi by Jennifer Abbott

December 12, 2021

The second online auction run by Artists At Home has raised £4,690 for local charity The Upper Room.

The 17 artists donating 100% of their winning bid gave £2,829 to the charity, and the 18 artists donating 50% of their winning bids generated £1,861 for The Upper Room.

Chris Francis, Acting CEO of The Upper Room, said, “This result is fantastic and will have a real impact on our ability to help our guests this winter. My thanks go to the members of Artists At Home once again, to the bidders on Jumblebee, and all those who helped with promotion. I’m delighted also to report that we have had additional donations totalling £1,000 made as a direct result of the auction campaign.”

Kathryn Davey, Chair of Artists At Home added, "We are delighted to have supported the Upper Room charity again this year. Many have fallen on hard times throughout the pandemic, so it seems even more important than ever to support the vulnerable and homeless in our local community."

The next Artists At Home ‘Open Studios’ will be on 17 – 19 June 2022.

The Upper Room has been helping socially disadvantaged people since 1990. It works with the homeless, migrant workers, ex-offenders and other socially disadvantaged people to improve their lives and conditions.

Its ‘Hub for the Homeless‘ is located in West London, but it is a London-wide organisation.

Artists at Home was the first event of its kind in London – founded by artists Julian Trevelyan and Mary Fedden in 1973 and initially incorporating only a handful of studios. It has now grown to occupy a three-mile radius of Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush and has become a local institution – providing the public with both an opportunity to view and purchase original art and a chance to see where the artist works and lives.

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