Memorial Park Bookbench & Charity Auction

Sitting With Jane - A Fine House Richly Furnished by Jonathan Chapman

The family recently paid a little trip to see my Memorial Park bookbench, A Fine House Richly Furnished, before it was removed for the Sitting With Jane charity auction. Here’s a few photos of the completed bench installed at the bandstand.

It will be auctioned on Friday 15th September at The Ark Conference Centre, in Basingstoke. Seventy-five per cent of the proceeds from the auction will go to Ark Cancer Centre Charity, leaving a lasting legacy as the money will help to fund the much-needed cancer treatment centre that will be built in the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust area.

The auction is your only opportunity to buy and own one of these unique bookbenches, and it is hoped that each bookbench will raise several thousand pounds for the charity.

If you’d like to view the time-lapse video again, taken of the live painting space in Basingstoke where it was created, you can see how it all came together.