– Natasha Laflin, art auction, raffle, project manage
Natasha Laflin, art auction, raffle, project manage
In January 2008, aged 40, Sid's partner Natasha Laflin suddenly and unexpectedly suffered a severe brain haemorrhage. The result of a congenital malformation of blood vessels on her brain stem, the bleed was so serious it was almost deemed inoperable. Against the odds (an initial prognosis of brain death, giving way to permanent vegetative state, then locked in syndrome) Natasha survived.
Despite many, many serious setbacks and four years in institutions we are now a long way from those dark days.
The 'Natasha at Home' auction was organised by Wootton and Dawe to raise funds to help Natasha take the next step forward: to help modify the family home, prevent her from becoming institutionalised and get her right back into the community she loves, back with her children, family and friends.
"We want Natasha to be all she can and achieve the most dignified and independent future possible."
After months of planning, the Natasha At Home art auction hosted by Anne Robinson on 11th May, was a resounding success. Over 100 artworks were donated and sold, notable artists including Emily Young, Damien Hirst, Darren Almond, Paul Nash and Antony Donaldson were auctioned live on the night.
We would like to thank everyone who generously donated artwork, supported the auction and attended the event. Your kindness and contribution to the success of the event means Natasha will soon be returning permanently to her family home.
Photographs by Kat Hamer