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Painting by Linton dance academy student, six, takes pride of place at Addenbrooke's Hospital A&E




A painting by a six-year-old is now on display in a hospital's A& E department after she won an art competition run at the Linton dance academy that she attends.

The artwork by Amy-Leigh Academy of Dance (ACAD) student Emilia Hutton is now hanging at Addenbrooke's A&E after she won a competition run by Cambridgeshire based artist, Nicola-Jane Sellers.

Nicola-Jane is the sister of the academy's founder and owner, Amy-Leigh Sellers and the duo came up with the competition to raise some funds, split 50-50, for the Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust and the academy.

Staff at Addenbrooke's Hospital A&E Department with Emilia Hutton's drawing. contributed
Staff at Addenbrooke's Hospital A&E Department with Emilia Hutton's drawing. contributed

Amy, who lives in Haverhill, said: "We've got a family friend who is currently working on the (hospital's) front line so we wanted to try and help Addenbrooke's and the other 50 per cent was able to go into the fund-raising pot for the dance academy.

"Some beautiful work was created as well and then Nicola-Jane chose a winner from the competition and her picture was donated to the A&E, so there was a really nice feel for the nurses on the front line.

"They were given the picture and were really appreciative of it."

Emilia Hutton with her artwork. Contributed picture
Emilia Hutton with her artwork. Contributed picture

ACAD is continuing to hold classes thanks to the use of the Zoom app, which Amy said has been a "live saver."

With ACAD being a competitive academy, taking part in shows across the country, it means the students can keep themselves at the levels required for when they return to competition, explained Amy.

The academy has a fund-raising group that continually works to raise income to cover competition costs.

Amy Leigh-Sellers, left, with her sister, Nicola-Jane Sellers. Contributed picture
Amy Leigh-Sellers, left, with her sister, Nicola-Jane Sellers. Contributed picture

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