Lady McAdden Breast Cancer Charity Hosts Community Art Exhibition to Raise Funds and Awareness

Published on: June 28, 2024

Southend’s leading breast cancer charity, Lady McAdden Breast Cancer Trust, is proud to announce a month-long community art exhibition at The People’s Gallery, located within The Forum in Southend, throughout July.

The exhibition aims to raise awareness of breast cancer by exploring various themes such as self-checking, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, after-care, mental health, well-being, living with and surviving breast cancer, and commemorating those lost to the disease.

Over 30 talented artists are participating in this event, each generously donating at least one piece to help raise funds for Lady McAdden. These artworks will be available for purchase through an online auction site throughout July at

In addition to the exhibition, Lady McAdden has organised a series of workshops led by the participating artists throughout the month within the gallery space at The Forum. Profits from the workshops all go back to supporting the charity. The workshops are open to everyone and include activities such as casting and decorating your own bust, and beginner sessions in crochet, poetry, acrylics, watercolours, photography, mixed media, and embroidery. There are also workshops specifically for children and an introduction to art therapy. For full details and to book your spot visit

We are also excited to invite you to our exclusive Launch Party on Tuesday, 2nd July, starting at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available for purchase and include light refreshments and a welcome drink. Additionally, we will be selling merchandise featuring the artists’ designs, including tote bags, greeting cards, and a calendar.

Visitors can also leave a “Message of Hope” in our interactive display. These messages will be shared with women battling breast cancer to support their recovery journey.

The exhibition is free to visit and is open to the public during The Forum’s operating hours from 3rd to 31st July.

Lady McAdden Breast Cancer Trust is dedicated to raising awareness and educating women about breast cancer, its signs, and symptoms. We offer specialist nurse appointments and community sessions on breast health. For more information, please visit

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