An Easter Egg designed by a Tullaghan artist raised €800 for the Jack & Jill Foundation at the weekend.
More than €100,000 was raised for charity thanks to the sale of 30 decorated Easter eggs by some of Ireland’s leading artists and personalities. The Big Egg Hunt Gala auction for Jack & Jill Foundation took place on March 30 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin and saw a host of well-known faces turn out to start bidding for a good cause.
Gavin McCrea designed ‘Eternal Wave’ an egg inspired by the small Leitrim coastline. Surf Art surfboard recycling takes the old and unusable, and creates one-off artistic pieces, clocks, CD racks, and, signs all bearing individual, surf-related, themed designs.
Gavin fused his two great passions; the sea and the art world. His unique style and love of the bright and the bold quickly began to catch people’s eye and soon people were asking Gavin for a creation on canvas, to spray their new board, to decorate a child’s bedroom, murals for shops, create prizes for surf competitions and to work on community projects –a youth exchange mural, giant surfboard clock for a youth group and more recently RTEs Dirty Old Town (Bundoran).
McCrea’s egg was sold for €800 in an online auction on March 28. Money raised will help support home nursing care hours for the 300 children with severe developmental delay as a result of brain damage, currently under the wing of Jack & Jill nurses around the country.