Bloom time for hospice

Geoff Foord Tullips
Geoff Foord Tullips

A KINDHEARTED artist has had one of his paintings auctioned and raised £150 for a hospice.

Geoff Foord (56) from Albert Drive, Bearsden has been a full time artist since taking early retirement as an engineer last year.

He now concentrates on painting, spending more time with his four grandchildren and playing in a rock band called The Red Zephyrz.

Although Geoff now lives in Bearsden, he had lived in Killearn for the past 25 years where he was friends with Celia Hamilton - one of the organisers of the West Stirlingshire Friends of Strathcarron Hospice.

The group recently put on a Ladies’ Fundraising Dinner in Drymen for the hospice.

Geoff was asked by Celia if he would help out with the fundraising and he was delighted to donate a painting.

The winner of the silent auction was Claire Pocock who won the auction at the dinner in The Buchanan Arms.

Geoff said: “The picture I painted was of two tulips and I think the woman got a bargain because many of my painting go for between £250 and £400. They take quite a while to paint, but are a bit of a labour of love.”

And he added: “I am always very happy to donate the pictures for such a worthwhile charity. The hospice does a wonderful job for people suffering from cancer. They are so supportive, but it costs a lot of money to keep the place running.”