Art sale raises money for local charity, BEfriend

Local photographer’s art sale raises money to support Ealing based charity BEfriend and helps the charity operational expenses.

Photographer and local resident, Ali Moosavi, put his photograph, Make a blank valuable by putting it in an exquisite frame, up for sale this week and donated the proceeds to BEfriend. The art sale raises money for the charity to help continue its valuable work in the community.

The charity matches friendly and reliable volunteers with people who have become lonely and socially isolated. Volunteers provide company and companionship and help those they befriend feel engaged with the world again, either through bringing hope and warmth in with them or by helping people get out. During recent months their services have been even more important and they have extra pressures in delivering the required help in a safe way.

Rachel Hill, Director, commented that all the money raised from the sale of Ali’s photograph will go towards sustaining the service.

Ali Moosavi is a member of London Independent Photography, a community organisation for professional and amateur photographers, representing the Ealing satellite group. The LIP activities are designed to bring together photographers with different interests and levels of expertise who wish to develop their personal approach to photography, improve their skills and gain recognition for their work.

OPEN Ealing hosted the art sale. Two striking examples of Ali’s work have been on display in the Dickens Yard arts centre.