Local artist helps raise funds for wildlife in Dorset

'Cliff top' by Rosemary Edwards 

The Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre at Kimmeridge is celebrating wildlife with an art exhibition by local artist and volunteer, Rosemary Edwards, who kindly raised vital funds for Dorset Wildlife Trust through the 2.6 fundraiser challenge earlier this year. Rosemary tells us why she wanted to help.

“The 2.6 challenge was set up during lockdown to replace some of the income lost that would have been raised through the London marathon.  Not being a marathon runner I still wanted to do something to support Dorset Wildlife Trust who rely on donations and fund raising events to keep their work going.  As an artist who also volunteers at the Wild Seas Centre, in Kimmeridge for Dorset Wildlife Trust and unable to help out during lockdown I decided to use the beauty of the bay to inspire me to make 26 prints to raise money for them.  This exhibition is a culmination of that challenge.  I raised £200 in sponsorship and hope to supplement that through some sales (30%) and perhaps further donations to Dorset Wildlife Trust. These are all original one off mono-prints and I only have room to exhibit some of them, others are shown on the posters.  If you don’t see the print you like please email or phone me.  Commissions also taken. 

If you are unable to donate then please enjoy the prints and pledge to do something for the local environment and seas locally – even just picking up litter from our beaches can make such a difference.”

You can visit the Wild Seas Centre at Kimmeridge until the end of October Wednesday – Sunday from 11am – 4pm with a lunch time closure from 1 – 1.30pm. 

We are still trying to raise funds to help Dorset's wildlife recover after we had to stop our work during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Donate to our Recovery appeal today and help us get back on track. Thank you.