With the support of Sussex Cancer Fund, ONCA Outreach Artist Ellie ran six free monthly Art sessions at Brighton’s Macmillan Horizon Centre for people affected by and living with cancer. Sessions consisted largely of making art for art’s sake, to get away from the monotony of treatment. The fun, creative workshops included activities such as screen printing, drawing as a form of communication and photography without cameras.
‘From a facilitators point of view the sessions were undoubtedly the highlight of the month! Speaking from someone whose family and friends have been affected by cancer and long term illness, I was truly moved by the kindness, creativity and all round positive energy of the participants.
It was a privilege to have two amazing ONCA volunteers on board throughout the six month period, Tom and Zoe, which allowed participants to become familiar with those leading the sessions and feel comfortable within the space. It was great to share skills and offer something new for participants to take away with them. I would also like to thank Geoff and Michaela at the Horizon Centre for being so supportive of the project and putting their trust in ONCA to deliver fun art sessions with empathy and compassion.’
-Ellie Liddell-Crewe ONCA’s Art Outreach Officer
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