Western Isles art auction to raise funds for Linda Norgrove foundation

A charity set up in memory of Scottish aid worker Linda Norgrove hopes to boost its funds through an art auction in Lewis.

The Morven Gallery, in Barvas, will host the auction on Saturday April 9th in aid of the Linda Norgrove Foundation.

Works from nearly 30 artists who have a connection with the Isle of Lewis will be up for sale, including well-known names such as Steve Dilworth, Kenneth Burns, David Greenall, and Simon Rivett.

Items can be viewed and reserved online via the gallery’s website www.morvengallery.com

John and Lorna Norgrove, Linda’s parents and founders of the charity, said: “We have been bowled over by the fantastic response from the artistic community, mainly on the Western Isles.

“Everybody we have asked has contributed and we have been given some lovely paintings, sculptures and photographs to auction. We have the perfect location at Morven Gallery and they are not taking any commission so bidders can be assured that all money raised will go directly to women and children in need in Afghanistan. We do hope a generous spirit will prevail on the day.”

The Linda Norgrove Foundation will fund humanitarian work, initially in Afghanistan aimed at helping women, children and families, and is currently working with Linda’s former employers DAI to identify appropriate projects.

Auction lots can be viewed on Friday 8 April at the Morven Gallery, or online at www.morvengallery.com. For those that can’t attend the event, remote bidding can be arranged by calling 01851 840 216 /266.

To make a donation to the Linda Norgrove Foundation please visit www.lindanorgrovefoundation.org.uk