Unique Typhoon painting to be raffled for charity

Artist Mr Edward Waite has presented one of his paintings to RAF Coningsby which will be raffled and the proceeds going to RAF charities. EMN-160531-161441001
Artist Mr Edward Waite has presented one of his paintings to RAF Coningsby which will be raffled and the proceeds going to RAF charities. EMN-160531-161441001
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The chance to win a unique Typhoon aircraft painting is being offered in a charity raffle.

Cityscape artist Ed Waite has donated the painting to BAE Systems and RAF Coningsby to raise money for their chosen charities.

Artist Mr Edward Waite has presented one of his paintings to RAF Coningsby which will be raffled and the proceeds going to RAF charities. Painted in acrylics and depicting a Typhoon belonging to 29(R) Squadron EMN-160531-161453001

Artist Mr Edward Waite has presented one of his paintings to RAF Coningsby which will be raffled and the proceeds going to RAF charities. Painted in acrylics and depicting a Typhoon belonging to 29(R) Squadron EMN-160531-161453001

The artist recently presented his painting of a 29(R) Sqn Typhoon to their Commanding Officer, Wing Commander James Bolton, and BAE Systems Head of Training, Paul Hutchinson.

All funds raised from the raffle of the painting will be shared by the RAF Benevolent Fund, Lincolnshire Emergency Medical Response (Volunteer First Response organisation in Lincolnshire) and SSAFA (The Armed Forces Charity) In Service Coningsby Volunteers.

Paintings by Ed Waite, who grew up in Lincolnshire, have featured in many galleries across the UK.

“I’m not an aviation artist as such; I usually paint cityscapes, so the Typhoon is an interesting departure from the norm,” he said.

“I hope my style has produced something quite unique, and will therefore generate lots of interest, and lots of money for the charities.

“I moved to Lincolnshire at the age of 5 and consider myself to be a Lincolnshire lad.

“Growing up here you are very conscious of the RAF presence in the county, and the work they do.

“I’m delighted to be donating this painting to RAF Coningsby, to raise money and awareness of charities that support RAF personnel, and in the case of LEMR, the wider Lincolnshire population.”

The painting, which with frame measures 45 inches by 35 inches) and original sketch will be raffled off in a prize draw at this year’s RAF Coningsby Families day on July 22, where Ed will select the winning ticket.

Tickets are available to buy from local businesses and everything raised from ticket sales will be donated to the nominated charities.

Tickets can be purchased from: Coningsby Post Office; The Book Fayre, Woodhall Spa; Lincs Aviation Heritage, East Kirkby; Boston Aero Park, Boston Aerodrome; FlightDeck Reality, Boston Aerodrome; Hodgkinson’s Solicitors, Heath Road, Skegness; Body, Sole and Health Ltd, Richmond Holiday Centre, Skegness; The Little Red Gallery, Bailgate, Lincoln; Café Portico, Grantham Street, Lincoln.

Tickets will also be available from the Petwood Hotel during the Woodhall Spa 40s weekend on July 16 and 17.

For other ticket enquiries, call 01526 346148.