Alex raises thousands for Altnagelvin with painting marathon

Fri, 22/05/2020 - 13:05 -- Editor

The Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust) gratefully acknowledges the incredible fundraising efforts of 13-year-old Foyle College student Alex Patterson.

Alex, from Eglinton, completed a 12 hour sponsored painting marathon on 1 May 2020 to raise money for the Trust’s Covid-19 Ward at Altnagelvin Hospital, Londonderry.

Alex set up GoFund me page with a target amount of £1,800. Through the generosity of everyone who donated Alex smashed her target amount with one donator donating £400 for a painting of the Titanic. The final total raised was £5,025.

Alex is 13 years old and already a talented artist. She has donated her two stunning landscape paintings to her local nursing homes Longfield Care Home and Templemoyle Private Nursing Home.