Over three hundred people came out in support of arts charity Artlink Central at Sunday night’s Art off the Rock event. With a highly competitive auction and postcard sale as well as book signings by the charity’s Patron and Children’s Laureate, Julia Donaldson, it is estimated that well over £20,000 was raised to support the work of Artlink Central’s artists in engaging people in prison, hospitals, schools and communities who face barriers to expressing themselves, to their health and wellbeing or to their learning.

Supported by Smith and Williamson, the event was hosted by Beaconhurst School in Bridge of Allan with school prefects welcoming guests. Other support came from United Auctions, Alison Green Books, Macmillan Children’s Books, Bronze Framing and Showcase Glass as well as hundreds of professional and non-professional artists from Scotland and beyond.

Director of Artlink Central,Kevin Harrison, said

“We were delighted to see so many new and familiar faces at this year’s events. We auctioned 35 lots of paintings and sold hundreds of original postcards, some by artists such as  Elizabeth Blackadder , June Carey and Peter Nardini. With the fantastic support of our Patron, Julia Donaldson and the supreme talents of Auctioneer David Leggat from United Auctions we had a truly memorable evening in Bridge of Allan. Thanks to all who supported us.”