Wood Group’s support of a unique art exhibition has helped raise more than £100,000 for Maggie’s, a UK cancer care charity organisation that offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends.
Spearheaded by Tony Dinozzi, Wood Group’s head of mergers & acquisitions, Maggie’s Art Extravaganza brought work from some of the UK’s best artists to Aberdeen’s avid art collectors where 130 pieces sold in aid of the charity.
Tony Dinozzi said, “I was really moved by the incredible work carried out at Maggie’s and that was the catalyst to us working together to bring this Art Extravaganza to Aberdeen. It was a fantastic event with hundreds of people coming through the door to view and buy some unique pieces. We’re delighted it’s raised such an amazing total for the charity.”
The three-day exhibition showcased more than 50 artists, encompassing a wide range of genres, including figurative pieces, abstracts, surrealism, still life and landscapes. All profits will help fund Maggie’s support programmes.
Dave Stewart, CEO for Wood Group’s Asset Life Cycle Solutions business in the Eastern Hemisphere and a member of the Maggie’s Board said: “I’m extremely proud that Wood Group has supported Maggie’s since 2012, when our people’s passion to have a Maggie’s centre in Aberdeen raised more than £200,000. The centre is now an established part of the North East Scotland community and in its first two years, supported 13,000 people affected by cancer.
“We have continued our close relationship with this commendable organisation because we see the meaningful and valuable difference it makes for people and families affected by cancer.
“It’s incredible seeing the amazing generosity shown by those who have shared their talent, enthusiasm and time to ensure that Maggie’s continues to provide support where it’s needed most.”
Susan Sutherland, Centre Head at Maggie’s Aberdeen, said: “We are so grateful to everyone for all their hard work in bringing these brilliant artists together for the benefit of Maggie’s.
“Maggie’s Aberdeen relies on voluntary donations to support and develop its unique, high quality programme of support. The charity’s aim is to make the biggest difference possible to people living with cancer and their family and friends.”