The art of giving! Pallant House Gallery backs worldwide day to support charity with free entry to 100 visitors

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Chichester’s Pallant House Gallery is backing a worldwide day to support charity by offering free entry to 100 visitors.

The giveaway, which is part of helping to celebrate international charitable day Giving Tuesday, takes place on 28 November at the city centre gallery.

A spokesman explains: “This is an opportunity to do something good for the local community and say thank you for their support. It is possible thanks to the generosity of Chichester businesses George Ide LLP, solicitors and Tod Anstee Hancock, property consultants, lettings and estate agents.”

Visitors to the gallery on Giving Tuesday will be able to enjoy the major new exhibition on Jewish artist David Bomberg, who, although neglected in his own lifetime, is now recognised as one of 20th century Britain’s leading artists.

There is also a chance to see rarely seen sketches by Dame Paula Rego and works by Pablo Picasso, Paul Nash and many more, which were recently given to the gallery by the architect Peter Collymore.

As an independent charity, Pallant House Gallery relies on the support and generosity of both individuals and companies to help raise around £1 million every year. This support helps to care for the gallery’s significant collection of modern British art, present an innovative range of exhibitions and events and maintain the pioneering work of the learning and community programme.

Giving Tuesday began in 2012 in the USA as a response to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and came to the UK in 2014. It has become one of the country’s biggest days for charities, raising millions of pounds for good causes.

Elaine Bentley, head of development at Pallant House Gallery, said: “As a charity we rely on our supporters and visitors’ generosity but this year we would like to give back. We have a tremendous amount of support from our audiences and are delighted to have the chance to show our appreciation by offering free entry to the first 100 visitors this Giving Tuesday.

“We have some wonderful exhibitions currently on show, which we couldn’t have put together without the generous donations of our supporters. Support for Pallant House Gallery never goes unnoticed or unrewarded and this is just one of things we can do to show our appreciation.”

Ursula Watt, private client solicitor and partner at full-service Chichester law firm George Ide LLP, said: “We are delighted to be involved with Pallant House Gallery in this charitable initiative. It is a lovely opportunity to be able to give something back to the local community and contribute to the cultural life in our city.”

Giving Tuesday began in 2012 in the USA as a response to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and came to the UK in 2014. It has become one of the country’s biggest days for charities, raising millions of pounds for good causes.

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