On Friday 3rd of June 2016, One 4 Kids hosted their 3rd Contemporary Art Auction in conjunction with RUDA UK.
Guests started to arrive from 18:00 pm at the prestigious 200 St Vincent Street and enjoyed a drinks and canapés reception in The Grand Hall whilst viewing 116 pieces of original art. Amongst the art were original works by Jack Vettriano, James Morrison, Alison McWhirter and Christine Woodside to name only a few. The collection boasted paintings, etchings, pottery, sculptures, photographs, knitware and jewellery.
At 19:00 pm, the excellent Auctioneer, Ali Logan, kicked off proceedings in The Glasgow Suite to much excitement from the crowd. There was many a tense moment as guests raised their paddles in the hope of being the successful bidder for the item they sought!
The auction ran in 2 halves as there were so many works to get through and there was an exciting, fun atmosphere.
By 21:00 pm, the event was almost over and it was recorded that 89 works of art had been sold raising a staggering £19,220 for RUDA UK. The One Solution Group picked up 100% of the auction costs and so, every penny raised went to RUDA UK.
RUDA UK (Scottish Charity Number SCO 33311) is a small charity which actively develops and supports projects in the Ruvuma region of Tanzania. Their ongoing project is the Ntimbanjayo Memorial School of Excellence in Songea which now has over 180 pupils. The money raised at the One 4 Kids Art Auction will go a long way towards building a much needed dormitory block at the school. The school is very important to the Group and a group of volunteers from both the Glasgow and London offices are visiting the school for a third time in August 2016.