An artistic addition to Hartlepool charity

Jacqui Gettings of Epilepsy Outlook.
Jacqui Gettings of Epilepsy Outlook.

A charity which helps people with epilepsy has welcomed a new addition to the team.

Hartlepool-based Epilepsy Outlook has announced its latest volunteer and it is local artist and illustrator Keith Robson.

Keith Robson.

Keith Robson.

Operations manager Jacqui Gettings said: “Our new artist in residence has spent his life writing and illustrating comics such as Topper, Buster, Starblazer, Beano and Dandy as well as childrens books including novels, humour, textbooks and teaching resources.”

Keith is a freelance illustrator, artist, model maker and workshop leader.

Jacqui added: “His work takes him across groups, from primary schools to care homes. He tutors individuals and small groups in drawing/painting skills from his Hartlepool studio.

“He is a member of our art group, and recently sat drawing shopper’s portraits at Middleton Grange to raise funds for us at our National Epilepsy Week Flag Day on May 20.”

We here at Epilepsy Outlook are more than happy to welcome him aboard

Jacqui Gettings

The registered charity was previously based in York Road, where one of its shops continue to operate.

But the cause which helps hundreds of people with epilepsy moved its home to The Arches, in Park Road in Hartlepool in 2014.

From that base, it sells furniture, takes donations and holds courses

Epilepsy Outlook recycles 90 per cent of the donations they receive. Donations of furniture should go to the Park Road base and charity oicials can even come and collect the furniture themselves.

The well-used cause is also still continuing to run its two charity shops, in York Road and Oxford Road, as well as taking donations of furniture at Park Road.

Anyone wanting to find out more about Epilepsy Outlook should contact (01429) 297007. And people who are wanting to make a donation to the cause, should contact (01429) 297008.

Jacqui added: “Keith has now started running an evening class at our centre on Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm. He is happy to help progress members of our Tuesday and Friday art group held from 9.30am to 2pm.

“We here at Epilepsy Outlook are more than happy to welcome him aboard.”

To find out more, contact (01429) 297007.