Kerwin Donates Art Prize to Nelson’s Journey Charity Auction

On 23rd September 2023, Norfolk charity Nelson’s Journey hosted their annual Charity Ball and fundraiser Gala Dinner in Norwich. I was delighted to donate an art prize that was featured and sold in their live auction. This was my first art donation to a charity auction.

My prize donated was a custom hand-embellished, signed and framed canvas print of one of my pop art paintings. The winner gets to choose their favourite paintings of mine from – which I would then hand-embellish by adding further layers of acrylic paint over the top of the print for a unique finish.

It was great to hear that my donation fetched £350 in the live auction, all of which goes to Nelson’s Journey. The winner chose a custom print of The Beatles which I look forward to working on shortly! Below is a picture of the auction brochure from the night.

Nelson's Journey charity ball auction brochure 2023

Who Are Nelson’s Journey?

Nelson’s Journey is a prominent charity organisation based in Norfolk, England, that has been making a profound impact on the lives of bereaved children and young people since its inception. Founded in 1997, the charity was named in honor of Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson, a historical figure closely associated with Norfolk, who himself experienced the loss of a parent during childhood.

The organisation was established with a heartfelt mission: to support children and young individuals who have experienced the devastating loss of a loved one, providing them with the tools and guidance needed to navigate the complex and often overwhelming emotions that come with grief.

Nelson’s Journey offers a wide range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of each child or young person, including one-to-one support, group activities, and residential weekends. These programs are designed to create a safe and supportive environment where participants can openly express their feelings, share their experiences, and connect with others who have faced similar challenges.

The charity also conducts extensive outreach and educational efforts within the community to raise awareness about childhood bereavement, destigmatize grief, and provide valuable resources to families, schools, and professionals working with grieving children. Over the years, Nelson’s Journey has become a beacon of hope and solace for countless bereaved children and their families, helping them rebuild their lives in the face of loss.

Visit to learn more about what the charity does.

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