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Auction supports Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

MFAA chairman Warren McCabe-Smith challenged artists to 'Paint Patric' in order to raise fund to support Pancreatic Cancer Research UK.

Warren said, "My brother-in-law Steve was suddenly struck by pancreatic cancer in the first year of marriage to my sister Stacey and died from the disease shortly afterwards. You can imagine what a shock this was for the whole family.

When I realised that actor Patrick Swayze had died from pancreatic cancer I came up with the idea to raise funds towards pancreatic cancer research and used posts on social media to challenge artists to create artwork using the images of Patrick. The idea met with an enthusiastic response raising some £500".

MFAA is extremely grateful to everyone who sent in their 'Patrick' artwork from within the UK and from abroad. Warren explained, "I was amazed and a little overwhelmed by the response I had and didn't expect to get entries from artists across Europe, which was fantastic. I wish to thank everyone for their support."

Midland Film and Art


Midland Film and Art is a membership club where people can enjoy screenings of films or view artwork and crafts that would otherwise not be shown in mainstream cinemas or exhibitions, or be available locally. These shows usually have an educational aim, introducing new audiences to different audiovisual works through screening and display, encouraging participation in arts and crafts. A common feature that may characterize a Midland Film and Art meeting is that they either begin with an introduction to the audience and/or end with the promotion of a discussion about the film/art, where assistants, organizers and sometimes the filmmakers/artists themselves, exchange their views.

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