Cannock Shopping Centre are celebrating their partnership with The Donna Louise with a day of art workshops and demonstrations, prefect for the young budding Picasso!

Cannock Shopping Centre will be welcoming young budding artists on Saturday 7 September for a day of art creation and fun – all in partnership with charity partner The Donna Louise.

Chloe Wilkes, who benefits from services at The Donna Louise, will be joining the centre in an art demonstration to wow crowds. Chloe was diagnosed with Transverse myelitis as a toddler, a condition which affects the spinal cord. Chloe is a keen artist and despite being paraplegic, creates fantastic pieces of art with her mouth. One of her pieces fetched an amazing £1,600 at a recent auction for the charity!

If the kids are feeling inspired, they can then get involved by attending a free art and craft workshop, which will also take place in the centre from 10AM – 2PM. Kids can enjoy creating their own 3D creations out of maize – parents can get involved too if they’re also feeling crafty!

Chris Belyavin, Regional Fundraiser for The Donna Louise commented:

“We are really excited to be bringing some art fun to Cannock Shopping Centre this summer – hopefully we will find the next Van Gough or Picasso! Like many of the children, young people and family members at The Donna Louise, Chloe has art therapy at the hospice which allows her to express emotions in a fun and creative way.”

The Donna Louise provides hospice care for children and young people, with a limiting life conditions, and supports their families, providing respite and end of life care across Staffordshire. To find out more about the charity and all of the amazing work they do, you can visit their website HERE.