A Clonmel woman who paints as a hobby has donated one of her paintings to be raffled for charity.
Her portrait of a small dog holding in its mouth an umbrella that has been blown inside out on a windy, rainy day has been offered by Sinead Brannigan to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.
“Each year I donate one of my paintings to be raffled for charity”, says Sinead from Glen Oaks, Glenconnor.
This year all proceeds will benefit The Irish Cancer Society, the chosen charity of the chemist chain Boots, as Sinead works at their Clonmel store in Gladstone Street.
“I got the idea for the painting from an image that I saw on the internet”, she says.
Sinead, a dog owner herself, uses animals as the subject for most of her paintings.
The painting, which is pictured above right, is on display in the window of the Boots store.
Tickets cost €2 a strip or three strips for €5.
They are available from Boots The Chemist, Gladstone Street.
“It’s a worthy charity and it would be great to raise as much as we can for the Irish Cancer Society”, says Sinead.
The draw will be made in the week before Christmas.
“If the winner doesn’t want to keep it themselves it would make an ideal Christmas present”, she says.
A registered charity, the Irish Cancer Society aims to improve the lives of those affected by cancer.
It does this by providing up-to-date information and a range of services, and by influencing change and raising awareness of cancer issues.
The Cancer Society’s services and supports include nursing, counselling, financial and transport.