WellChild, the Cheltenham based national charity for sick children, has been announced as a chosen charity of international art dealership Trinity House Paintings, who will be supporting our work with seriously ill children and their families.

Trinity House, whose headquarters are in Broadway, will be donating art pieces to WellChild events, giving tickets to exclusive exhibitions, supporting WellChild through their own events as well as organising ‘meet the artist’ sessions.

To celebrate the launch of the partnership contemporary British artist Neil Heylard held an art tutoring session for two of WellChild’s young ambassadors, Lydia Mena and James Bayliss at Trinity House Art Gallery in Broadway. Lydia and James have both supported WellChild in various ways such as working at challenge events including the London Marathon, collecting funds at social events and concerts and even working in WellChild’s Cheltenham office. Both are studying A level Art at Balcarras Sixth Form in Cheltenham and were delighted to spend time with and learn from such a successful artist.

Trinity House is an international art dealership specialising in Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern British and 19th century works. It has built up a strong reputation both for the quality of the paintings, drawings and sculpture that it exhibits and for the expertise that it can offer to clients.

Neil Helyard was in the Trinity House Broadway gallery on 18th and 19th September for the Preview of ‘In the Eye of the Beholder’, an exclusive exhibition of his works. The exhibition continues until 25th October.

WellChild Chief Executive Colin Dyer said: “We are delighted to have the support of Trinity House, it is fantastic to have such a high-profile and successful organisation behind us that is based in our home area. And we can’t wait to see how the partnership develops.”

Trinity House Director Steven Beale said: “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with WellChild. The Neil Helyard art tutoring session for these WellChild Young Ambassadors provided a wonderful opportunity to celebrate this new partnership. We look forward to continuing to support this fantastic charity in the future in many different ways.”

WellChild provides essential and practical support to ensure that the increasing number of seriously ill children and young people in the UK have the best possible quality of care.

The charity provides a team of WellChild Children’s Nurses who work with families to ensure that children with complex care needs can leave hospital and return home and, through its Helping Hands scheme, WellChild enlists the support of volunteers to tackle practical projects in the homes of sick children. In addition, the charity has invested more than £20 million in ground-breaking children’s health research projects.

About WellChild:
There are thousands of children and young people in the UK living with a serious or complex health condition. WellChild is the national charity working to ensure the best possible care and support for all these children and their families wherever they are and whenever they need it.

WellChild’s network of WellChild Children’s Nurses provide practical and emotional support to children with serious or complex care needs and their families, enabling them to leave hospital and be cared for at home wherever possible.
With the support of teams of volunteers, WellChild makes family homes and gardens a better, safer place for children and young people.

Through the WellChild Family Tree, families of seriously ill children can chat and support each other online and through face-to-face local groups. The charity also provides dedicated support to children with the rare condition Wolfram Syndrome and their families.
WellChild has invested more than £20 million in ground breaking projects over the past 30 years leading to many improvements in children’s heath spanning from pain relief to liver and kidney disease.
WellChild ensures that the needs and views of families with very sick children are heard by decision makers.

For more information, please see www.wellchild.org.uk