Art students of the 60’s raised money for Saving Faces in memory of Geoffrey Rigden

A group of ex-art students of Somerset College of Art in the 1960’s, decided to hold an exhibition of their work and titled it the ‘Then & Now’ at the CICCIC Gallery. Whilst organising the exhibition, the students were told of the untimely death of Geoff Rigden, an abstract artist and a much admired past student from the 60’s who had died in January 2016.

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Waves for Hope – 7 men, 0 experience, 1 incredible challenge

This seven man crew will set sail in a Cornish Gig boat and row 50 miles non-stop for 12 hours across the English Channel from Nieuwport to Ramsgate in their attempt to raise £20,000 towards beating cancer. The catch? Not one of them has ever rowed before!

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Chris’ Cycling Challenges

In 2004 Chris Lewis-Smith had cycling accident which required him to have extensive facial reconstructive surgery. “I hadn’t had time to put my hands out to break my fall,” Chris explained. “Instead I broke my jaw, smashed the bridge of nose, fractured my left eye socket, lost all my front top teeth and a lower front tooth.” Not one to stay down, he thought the best way to raise funds for Saving Faces was on his bike. He signed up for London to Paris in 2010, but he didn’t stop there!

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