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Nairn Games Day artwork raises £3000 and will stay at Nairn Community and Arts Centre

By Ian Duncan

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Chloe Furze next to her oil painting of Nairn Games Day. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Chloe Furze next to her oil painting of Nairn Games Day. Picture: James Mackenzie.

A painting which raised more than £3000 to help Ukraine will remain at Nairn Community and Arts Centre for the benefit of the wider community.

The magic of Nairn Games Day was immortalised in oils on canvas by local artist Chloe Furze who first moved to Nairnshire with her husband Rupert, from Montserrat in the West Indies, 50 years ago.

It was her wish that it should remain in the town and her original minimum target was £1972 because 1972 was an important year for the couple.

Centre manager Sam Morrison said they had smashed the target and a total of £3012 was raised – they have already sent £1000 to help the Ukraine Aid charity.

“Chloe had done the painting and she decided she would like it to stay in Nairn,” she said. “People could donate through the centre and then we would transfer the money to Ukraine.

“It was a great response and was better than I expected.”

The charity supports victims in the war-torn country and this year the games returned after three challenging years through Covid.

Chloe captured some of her family and friends in the painting, the Nairn Games Chieftain Lord Cawdor and Lord Lieutenant George Asher.

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