Local artist auctions art piece for charity

No Fee For Repro  Please Credit Paul SherwoodThe Big Egg Hunt.Easter Egg hunt, Dublin, February 2013.Photos  Paul Sherwood paul@sherwood.ie www.sherwood.ie 00 353 87 230 9096 Mobile Copyright � 2013
Local Blackrock based artist Adrienne M. Finnerty’s Egg Art design is one of the 100 works of art on display at the CHQ building in the IFSC Dublin tomorrow, Wednesday March 20.

Local Blackrock based artist Adrienne M. Finnerty’s Egg Art design is one of the 100 works of art on display at the CHQ building in the IFSC Dublin tomorrow, Wednesday March 20.

The display is part of the Big Egg Hunt, sponsored by Lily O’Brien’s and in aid of the Jack & Jill Foundation.

Adrienne’s egg art, which is entitled ‘All As One, The Patchwork Egg’ is for sale online at thebiggegghunt.ie.

Adrienne’s egg art is in good company with big artist names including Guggi, Felim Egan, Rasher, John Rocha and Ireland’s newest music sensation the Strypes, as well as household names like 2fm’s Joe Duffy, Rick O’Shea and Cormac Battle.

All the eggs, which have been on display on the streets of Dublin in advance of Easter, are being auctioned to raise funds for the 300 severely disabled children in receipt of home nursing care from Jack & Jill. The hand crafted eggs are destined to become highly collectible and valuable works of art and anyone can buy them.

“This is an online auction that is open to everyone”, explains Jonathan Irwin, CEO and Founder of the Jack & Jill Foundation.

“With just a few clicks of their computer, ordinary people are bidding for extraordinary pieces of art and all for a good cause and we very much appreciate it.

“While the egg hunt side of this very special project comes to an end, the online auction is just beginning with proceeds from these wonderful, colourful pieces of Egg Art going towards home nursing care for local Jack & Jill families.

“I want to encourage as many people as possible to jump on board and to get bidding in Ireland’s biggest ever egg hunt which is now Ireland’s biggest ever art auction on line.

“It’s fun, it’s accessible and there’s great value to be had and all the artists have been so generous with their time”.

The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation was founded by Jonathan Irwin and his wife Senator Mary Ann O’Brien based on their own experience caring for their son Jack at home until he passed away in December 1997. This experience became the blue print for the Jack and Jill model of home nursing care which supports 300 severely disabled children and their families in Ireland today and has helped over 1,600 families since 1997.

The service includes funding, home visits, advice, information, lobbying and bereavement support and up to 64 hours of home nursing care per month at a cost of w1,024 per family.

Jack and Jill requires w2.7 million per annum to operate this critical service and, with less than 20 per cent coming from the State, the Foundation raises the money it needs through public donations and very special fundraisers like this one.