Hundreds of art lovers flocked to an exhibition of paintings and sculptures in aid of HOMELINK this September as part of the Lewes Artwave festival.

Held at the grade II listed Castle Lodge, the weekend-long event featured work by landscape artist Adele Gibson and sculptor Pippa Burley, who exhibited in the house and garden respectively.

Five works of art were purchased, along with many cakes and biscuits baked by HOMELINK volunteers, raising almost £1,000 across the two afternoons.

HOMELINK chair Ros Kellaway said: ‘We were thrilled to receive several hundred visitors to the Artwave exhibition at Castle Lodge on September 9th and 10th.

‘We made it clear that even if people couldn’t buy a work of art, they could still help us by buying drinks and cakes and putting money in the collection boxes.

‘A big effort was made by our volunteers, who were baking furiously for the event, including overnight on the Saturday when it became obvious how popular the cakes and biscuits were.’

The event marked the first time that HOMELINK has been a beneficiary of Artwave, the annual artists’ open house festival in Lewes.