Art to be sold for charity

NILA 11-08-12 BE 42 Ian Fink is Setting up an exhibition at Erewash museum to raise money for a wheelchairfor his grandson zachary pickford.
NILA 11-08-12 BE 42 Ian Fink is Setting up an exhibition at Erewash museum to raise money for a wheelchairfor his grandson zachary pickford.

Art on show at Erewash Museum and Wash Arts will be auctioned off to raise cash for a wheelchair for the artist’s grandson.

Ian Fink’s exhibition will feature fine art pieces created using a variety of techniques including spray art.

At the end of the exhibition’s run the work will be sold off to kickstart a fund set up for Zachary Pickford.

Ian, 58, sad: “Zachary was three-and-a-half when he got meningitis.

“He was really quite poorly and as a result ended up having to have both legs amputated below the knee.

“My daughter has set up a fund to raise some money to buy him a specialist basketball wheelchair so I thought selling the art would help get the fundraising going.”

Michael House School pupil Zachary, 11, recently took up wheelchair basketball and plays for the Derby Wheelblazers but needs a wheelchair adapted for the sport to play.

Ian added: “It has been tough for Zachary given what happened but playing basketball is something he really enjoys.

“We want to help him get the wheelchair so he can keep playing.”

Ian’s pictures will be on display at Erewash Museum, just off the Ilkeston Market Place, and Wash Arts on Bath Street, until September 14.

Pictures will be displayed on the Market Place on Saturday September 15 and available to buy after that.

To donate to Zachary’s fund call 0115 9446165.