Students put on ‘art for the heart’ exhibition

Public relations students from Leeds Metropolitan University are holding an art exhibition for charity.

The organisers of ‘Art for the Heart’ are giving art students from Leeds College of Art the chance to show their talent to the public.

The art will be exhibited and sold with all proceeds going to Heart Research UK.

The Yorkshire-based charity, which was founded 40 years ago, invests in innovative research into heart health.

The event organisers Joanna Hughes, Faye Keatley and Marie Zeraati are all first year PR students.

Barbara Harpham, National Director of Heart Research UK said:

“It’s great to see students raising money for our charity. We look forward to seeing the brilliant heart-related artwork on show. Without valuable fundraisers like Joanna, Marie and Faye we could not continue our pioneering research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.”

Marie Zeraati, 21, said: ‘This event is a great way to showcase the art students’ talent but most importantly it is raising awareness and money for Heart Research. We feel that this event is a great opportunity to get people aware of the charity and what great work they do.’

Tickets cost £2 which includes a raffle ticket, giving guests the chance to win prizes. There will also be tea, cake and good music.

‘Art for the Heart’ will be held on 9th April (4-6pm) at Cafe Lopez, Great George Street, Leeds. Tickets can be bought in advance from Joanna Hughes at art4heart@hotmail.co.uk.

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