ART for Art’s Sake, a two-day exhibition hosted by Hospice in the Weald in Pembury, attracted 600 visitors and raised more than £18,000 for the organisation.

Over 300 paintings by local artists were on display and guests had the opportunity to chat with exhibitors and buy their art. The event included creative workshops for children and adults.

The exhibition was the first of its kind run by the Hospice, and was supported by developer Prime Place and its partners, marketing agency Think BDW and Express Photo Services.

Ben Alonso, Deputy Fundraising Director at Hospice in the Weald, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to Prime Place who have been part of this event from the very beginning.

“Hospice in the Weald relies on the generosity of organisations such as Prime Place, and we look forward to working with them again in the future to create more successful events that help to raise vital funds for the Hospice.”

Andrew Hinkins, Head of Development at Prime Place, added: “It was a pleasure to come together with our partners to support such an important local cause, which is at the heart of the community and we are delighted that it was such a great success.”

For further information on Hospice in the Weald or to make a donation, visit www.hospiceintheweald.org.uk