Author Archives: Peter Brown

New Call for Friends of Venus & Cupid

March 13th, 2018 | Posted by Peter Brown in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on New Call for Friends of Venus & Cupid)

You may have read in the news that the Venus & Cupid sculpture was finally secured for the benefit of Morecambe and its visitors in September 2015.

The money that we managed to raise included enough to insure the sculpture for the past two years, but we now need to go out and raise money to provide a secure financial base to maintain the artwork.  The budget to cover insurance and periodic maintenance averages around £1500 per year.  While we will continue to run fund-raising events from time to time, the Trustees feel that the most secure form of finance would be annual contributions from the Friends of Venus & Cupid.

We are therefore asking all of you who appreciate the value of having secured a permanent place for the sculpture at Scalestones Point to commit to making an annual contribution towards the maintenance fund.

Ideally we would request that you set up an annual Standing Order, which would make it simple for us to recoup any Gift Aid.  We suggest £20 as a typical family donation, but perhaps £30 for this who can afford it, or £10 for single persons.

Please email pdbrown@laroch.net with your name and address, and we will send you a form which will also cover Gift Aid.

Alternatively you can donate through the VirginGiving web site, for which you will find a MAKE A DONATION button on our Home Page.

2015 St Valentine’s Day Sale !!!

January 28th, 2015 | Posted by Peter Brown in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on 2015 St Valentine’s Day Sale !!!)

A Last Push to reach our initial Target of £10,000 to purchase the Venus & Cupid Sculpture on Morecambe Promenade.

A Grand Sale and Coffee Morning at the Gaskell Memorial Hall in SILVERDALE.

Saturday morning 14 February 2015, 10.00 – 12.00.

Satnav:  LA5 0RA

Please come and support our efforts to complete the purchase of this outstanding piece of public art for the people of Morecambe and its Visitors.

  •  SALE OF: Books, Clothing, Bric-a-brac, Cakes, Jams, Jewellery, Toys
  •  TOMBOLA – 100 prizes
  •  RAFFLE
  •  And KIDS will love the amazing SPLODGE-A-MATIC Spin Painting Machine !!

Call for Volunteers Sat 14 Feb Silverdale

January 28th, 2015 | Posted by Peter Brown in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Call for Volunteers Sat 14 Feb Silverdale)

Volunteers are needed to help with the Venus & Cupid Arts Trust Sale and Coffee Morning at the Gaskell Memorial Hall in SILVERDALE, Saturday morning 14 February 2015, 10.00 – 12.00.

The jobs needed are:

  • Setting up the hall, laying out sales goods etc – from 9 am to 10.00
  • Helping with serving tea and coffee, or with running the tombola or with selling books, bric a brac, clothes from 10.00 am -12.00 noon.
  • Helping to clear the hall and leave it tidy 12.00 – 12.30pm.

Who can help?

  • You must be over 18 unless working with a parent or with a group such as More Music
  • You must have a ‘phone number so that we can contact you

What support?

  • We will lend you a Venus & Cupid Tee shirt (not compulsory)