Win some fantastic prizes by buying a raffle ticket here!

Irish artist Esther C-MacNamara* was inspired to create a painting to raise funds for Refugee Support after watching a video of our work. She was particularly struck by the focus on providing dignity to those who had fled war and poverty.

The painting measures 30 inches x 20 inches (76cm x 50cm) and beautifully framed. You can see it here and if you would like to see a higher resolution photo, click this link:

You can listen to her speak about this painting in this short video on her facebook page

And here is the highly evocative photo by James E Hughes:

What it the full list of prizes?

In addition to the painting there are other fabulous prizes to be won. Here is the full list:

  • 1st – ‘Happy Days’ Oil painting by Esther MacNamara
  • 2nd – Framed photograph entitled ‘Henrietta Street Servants Stairs – Dublin’ by James E Hughes
  • 3rd – £50 M&S Voucher
  • 4th – £50 M&S Voucher
  • 5th – Voucher for Holistic Therapeutic Treatment (provided in Hillsborough, Co. Down, Northern Ireland)
  • 6th – Voucher for 2 adults to visit Titanic Belfast

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How can I be in with a chance of winning?

You can be in with a chance to win this beautiful painting and other prizes by making a donation to purchase a raffle ticket by clicking here

Raffle tickets are £5.

How the draw will work:

The details of the purchasers of each ticket bought online will be handwritten on a ticket stub and entered into the draw along with those sold via raffle books.

The draw will take place on December 8th. Esther will select the winning ticket live on facebook at 3pm (GMT).

The process will be overseen by Helen Evans and Fidelma Carolan who volunteered in Greece with Refugee Support.

Winners will be contacted directly by phone or email after December 8th.

A licence for this draw has been applied for from the Brighton & Hove City Council in line with requirements of the Gambling Commission regulations.

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  • * Esther C-MacNamara, Graduated Belfast College of Art specialising in 2D Design / Ceramics (1946 – 1951) (Top student of final year within her discipline)
  • Married and raised a family before establishing a career in teaching Art & Ceramics – serving as Head of Art at secondary level
  • Studied painting with the ‘Irish School of Landscape Painting’
  • Selected for participation in exhibitions including the Oireachtas, RUA, ASU, guest at Wexford Festival (Greenacres)Artists for Peace, Northern Ireland, 1970’s