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28th Nov, 2021

Artistic former GP to put over 300 of his paintings up for sale to help life-changing charity

AN ARTISTIC retired Rugby GP will be putting over 300 of his paintings and etchings on sale to raise money for children who are born with cleft lips in disadvantaged countries.

Dr Joe Douse – who last December became the first person to receive a Covid-19 vaccine at Rugby’s vaccination centre – will donate all money raised from his sale to Smile Train, a charity which surgically repairs cleft lips in children in third world countries.

Dr Douse, who hosts exhibitions and sales of his work for charity every few years, said: “I have chosen Smile Train to receive money from any sales because it completely changes the future for so many children.

“The operation costs approximately £150 to repair, and enables these children who cannot eat or smile properly to have normal upbringings, instead of being someone who is shunned by others in their community as being ‘different’.”

The exhibition and sale takes place at Dunchurch Village Hall on Saturday November 20 from 10am until 6pm, and on Sunday November 21 from 9am until midday.

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