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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Louis De Bernières draws art raffle for local charities.

This is the text of a press release from the Medical Foundation....

Revered author draws art raffle

Vivid landscapes and striking figure paintings are among 100 art works to be raffled off with the help of author Louis De Bernières. The event offers art enthusiasts the chance to add an original piece to their collection for just £45.

The event has been organised by the Medical Foundation’s Suffolk Local Group and Amnesty International Ipswich Group. It will take place on Saturday November 11 at Haughley Barn near Wetherden where all the pieces will be on view prior to the raffle.

Tickets cost £45 and entitle entrants to an artwork and a glass of wine at the raffle. The first name out of the hat will be first to select their piece from the range of work donated by East Anglian artists such as Richard Bawden, Lillias August and Deborah Ardizzone.

Tickets are available by calling either Clare Evans on 01359 242643 or Lydia Vulliamy on 01473 726037.

Editor’s Notes:

1. The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, a registered charity established in 1985, is the only organisation in the UK dedicated solely to the treatment of torture survivors. The main treatment centre is in London, with branches in Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow. Two more are planned for the West Midlands and Yorkshire.

2. The MF offers medical consultation, examination and forensic documentation of injuries, psychological treatment and support, and practical help. Since its inception, more than 40,000 people have been referred for help. In 2005, the London centre received 2,455 new referrals.Clients came from nearly 100 countries, foremost amongst which were Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Afghanistan.

3. More information about the MF’s work and recent campaigns from:


For further information call Aliya Frostick in the Press Office on 020 7697 7783

Registered Address 111 Isledon Road, London N7 7JW
Telephone 020 7697 7777 Fax 020 769 7799 Web: www.torturecare.org.uk
Registered charity no.1000340 Company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales no. 2398586


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