ARTWORKS BY 33 young Irish cancer patients are to be exhibited as part of an international travelling art project that has already been shown in the US, South America and the Middle East.

The children, aged from six to 15 years, recently took part in art workshops at the Shimna Valley Respite Centre, Newcastle, Co Down, run by the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children.

The workshops, led by US art therapist Tracy Councill, were designed to help children cope with the emotional aspects of living with cancer. “I am delighted to be working with children from Ireland, North and South, using art therapy to help them on their cancer journey,” Ms Councill said. (Irish Times) >>>