In December in Manchester, I hosted an Affordable Art Exhibition, with the help of the Manchester CLEFT Team. Saison Bar kindly donated their space upstairs for the evening – and it was packed! Over 100 people came through the doors, bought drinks downstairs and made their way up to the art exhibition. The evening ran from 6-10pm and we made 42 sales raising over £600 for CLEFT! The atmosphere was great, there was lots of enthusiasm and kind words from people of what a success it was. Student artists were delighted to sell their work, and we’re hugely grateful to them all for donating their art – we couldn’t have done it without them. Amongst artwork and the buzzing atmosphere, I spread the word of CLEFT and handed out leaflets, which encouraged further sales! Thank you to all of the Manchester students who gave up their time and energy to help make this happen. We will be back again next year for another!

- Lily St John, Student Section Deputy Chair