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There was no 2016 Reading Charity Art Fair because its venue and format were being changed. These changes, which included the new venue at Leighton Park School, led to a significant increase in the sum raised. From the fair £10,500 was donated to the Royal Berkshire Charity to help with the purchase of a new portable ultrasound scanner for the breast screening clinic at the hospital.


In its eighth year the exhibition was rebranded as The Reading Charity Art Fair. Over £4800 was raised, the majority going to the Royal Berkshire Hospital's Ultrasound Scanner Appeal. The state-of-the-art scanner will be used in the radiology department of the hospital to aid the diagnosis of certain types of cancer and blood flow problems.


The seventh Reading Art exhibition of paintings, ceramics and bronze works of art by local artists, raised £5000 for the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service. The charity which needs to raise £5m for the construction of the hospice near Maidenhead, was founded by Fiona and John Devine after their son died from a brain tumour. Fiona Devine opened the exhibition preview event on Friday 24th October. 


The sixth Reading Art Exhibition organised by the Rotary Club of Reading Maiden Erlegh helped to raise over £5,000 for the RBH Faxitron Appeal. The Friday evening preview was opened by Sir David Bell, Vice Chancellor or Reading University. Mr Stephen Courtney, Consultant Surgeon at the RBH gave an informative talk on the importance and benefits for cancer patients of the Faxitron Machine.


The Fifth Reading Art exhibition was again successful with £3000 raised for Charity. The Exhibition was opened by Rob Wilson the local Member Of Parliament and the Prizes were presented by the local popular actor Rudolf Walker (better known as Patrick in East Enders). The Stroke Association was the main beneficiary.


The fourth Reading Art Exhibition held at St Joseph's College in Reading raised nearly £4000 for local charities, including CIRDIC, Crossroads and the Wokingham Waterside Centre. The exhibition was opened by the popular BBC Radio Berkshire personality Henry Kelly. During the preview evening additional funds were raised from the sale of two generous donations, one of a painting by local artist Howard Birchmore and the other a crystal with painting from Uri Geller.


£3700 was raised in support of Twyford based Daisy's Dream, a charity that supports children and their families both facing and following bereavement throughout Berkshire and the surrounding areas.  The ceramics and sculpture added a worthwhile new dimension to the Exhibition and good sales were made of these too. The event was opened by Sir John Madejski.


The second exhibition in 2009 proved even more popular than the first and was extended to cover the whole weekend with public viewing days on Saturday and Sunday. Over 500 art lovers visited the exhibition. Most of the pictures exhibited were offered for sale and over 50  were sold which helped to raise over £3000 for the Shaw Trust, which provides employment services to disabled and disadvantaged young adults. The event was opened by John Redwood M P who paid tribute to the excellent work on view and presented a cheque on behalf of the club to James Bryon of the Shaw Trust. 


The first Reading Art Exhibition and Sale was held at the University of Reading in 2008 and was a resounding success. It was well supported by both local artists and art lovers and a local charity THRIVE,  which helps disadvantaged youngsters and the elderly through gardening, was the beneficiary. 

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