A Letter In Mind art fundraiser is back and needs your help

In recent years, hospitals and NHS workers have come under severe strain. To give something back, both in terms of revenue and moral support, The National Brain Appeal hosts its annual arts fundraiser, A Letter in Mind. Artists, patients and supporters are invited to get involved by getting creative on an envelope and mailing it to the charity.

Once received, these envelopes will be exhibited at Gallery Different in Fitzrovia, central London, and will be sold on the charity’s online gallery from 3-6 November 2022. The works will be exhibited anonymously and each be priced the same at £85. It is only once the exhibition is over and the work has been sold that the identity of the artists will be revealed.

With high-profile names attracted to A Letter in Mind since its launch in 2014, bidders could potentially pick up works by Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin and Sir Anthony Gormley for £85. Plus, they can support all hardworking NHS staff and raise money for projects at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and UCL Neurology Institute in Queen Square, London. It’s a win-win.

Speaking of Seasoned A Letter in Mind veteran Grayson Perry, said: “Creating artwork on an envelope for the National Brain Appeal’s A Letter in Mind exhibit is a wonderful and simple way to show your support for the NHS. The charity injects an air of mystery and fun into the event, with the artist behind each piece remaining anonymous until their work is sold.

“It’s also accessible, with all parts priced identically at £85. The money raised is used to help people with neurological conditions and to support vital projects at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.”

Eva Tait, curator of A Letter in Mind, said: “Our ninth exhibition draws inspiration from all that we have missed in recent years, such as traveling to distant places, discovering new activities and traversing life in a world stimulating.

“Whether you feel change is in the air or prefer to take the theme at face value, we hope you’ll be inspired by this year’s focus on A Letter in Mind. We can’t wait to see how artists will show us what ‘A Sense of Movement’ means to them while raising vital funds for The National Brain Appeal.”

Do you feel inspired to get creative and support the NHS? If so, you have until September 30, 2022 to pick up an envelope, decorate it with your artwork, and post it on The National Brain. For more details on how to enter, read the instructions on the A letter in mind website.

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