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Art on offer . . . Shave Your Lid For A Brave Kid fundraiser Mark Bower and Unique Hair and Beauty owner Leanne Williamson display some of the art to be auctioned to raise funds for the Child Cancer Foundation. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

by Claire Allison

When a bounty was put on Leanne Williamson’s hair, she wasted no time raising the $1500 needed to ensure she kept it.

Through donations and raffles, the beautician business owner has already surpassed her target, and is now setting her sights on raising a lot more through an art auction.

The bounty was one of several placed on the heads of local people as part of the South Canterbury Child Cancer Foundation’s “shave or save” fundraiser being held at the end of the month.

“I was donated some art from Kerry Irvine, and then other people started donating it, so that’s how we got to having an art auction.”

With nearly 30 items confirmed, including sculpture, pottery and paintings, Miss Williamson says the auction will provide an opportunity to see a variety of local artwork in one location.

She has included some of her own work in the auction, having picked up her brushes more so in the last few years.

“My room downstairs looks like I’m an artist, but I’m just a puddler.”

With the venue and promotional posters donated, and none of the artists expecting a percentage of the proceeds, Miss Williamson hopes the auction will be a successful fundraiser for Child Cancer.

“It’s a great way to pick up some local art; you can see local artists, but not see them in one place so often.”

The charity art auction will be held at Speight’s Ale House at 6pm on Friday, October 27.