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Talented teenager to auction artwork

A talented teenager will be auctioning her artwork to raise money for the hospice which cared for her grandparents. 
Briony Richardson artwork - resized

Briony Richardson, 17, is currently showcasing her collection of pencil drawings, which includes sketches of Princess Diana and scenes of Brentwood in earlier times, in the front window of Bennetts Funeral Directors in Brentwood until July 12th. 

Briony, who is among a number of artists displaying their creative projects as part of the Brentwood Arts and Heritage Trail, will then auction her work later this year and donate half of the proceeds to Saint Francis Hospice. 

"Saint Francis Hospice has done so much for my family, said Briony, who is looking forward to starting a Fine Arts degree at Loughborough University in September. 

"My nan Sheila Richardson was cared for at the hospice and my great granddad Patrick Poole was looked after at home.  

"The hospice also helped the family and we are so grateful for everything they have done for us.  "I am really excited about the exhibition and the auction and think it is a great way to raise money for the hospice as it does so much for so many people." 

Linda Borg, Fundraising Coordinator at the hospice, said, "We are absolutely delighted that Briony will be auctioning her art work to support the hospice. 

"This is a great opportunity for the public to take a look at her wonderful drawings before the bidding gets underway." 

The auction will take place from 3pm-6pm at the On a Plate café in Hutton Road, Shenfield on September 6.