‘Ram in Poppyfield’ painting raises £1,500 for musical charity

Pupils and members of NOMAD BEAT which is a charity run music school in Peebles. Artist Moy Mackay presents a cheque to David Pye (Chairman of the board of directors at NOMAD BEAT) from selling one of her paintings in tribute to her friend Alison Cameron who co-founded Nomad Beat.
Pupils and members of NOMAD BEAT which is a charity run music school in Peebles. Artist Moy Mackay presents a cheque to David Pye (Chairman of the board of directors at NOMAD BEAT) from selling one of her paintings in tribute to her friend Alison Cameron who co-founded Nomad Beat.

Artist Moy Mackay presents a cheque for £1,500 to David Pye, chairman of Peebles-based musical charity, Nomad Beat. The money came after Moy created a special painting to auction in aid of the charity, as a tribute to her friend, the late Alison Cameron, who co-founded Nomad Beat.

A spokesman for the charity told us: “Ram in a Poppyfield is a really amazing piece of art, and the proceeds from its sale will be put to very good use. It was a really generous thing to do, at what has been a very sad time for everyone – we all miss Alison Cameron terribly. But the work she did at Nomad Beat is important to so many people. And Moy’s donation will support us in taking forward her vision to promote music and musicianship, through affordable musical education, and reduce isolation through shared musical development, education and opportunities .