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Charity painting – if you can stomach it

Bump art painting for Sport Relief with Nichola Baxter, painter Sam Gray and Clare Walker.  
Photo (TIM WILSON): SG210212-125TW.

Bump art painting for Sport Relief with Nichola Baxter, painter Sam Gray and Clare Walker. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG210212-125TW.

Pregnant mums in South Holland with the stomach to let their tummies become works of art can help to raise money for Sport Relief.

A team of body and face painters in the area are looking for mums-to-be with the guts to have their bellies turned into masterpieces for charity.

Spalding face painter Sam Gray (37) is leading the hunt for expectant mums to take part in a Bumpathon aiming to raise at least £1,000 for Sport Relief and help fight poverty around the world.

Sam, who set up her own face painting business in 2008, said: “I was searching for ideas for face painting on the internet and came across bump art.

“When my sister was pregnant, I painted her and she absolutely loved it so I thought it would be a way of getting interest in Sport Relief.

“The last time we did it was in 2012 and we raised just over £2,000, so we’re searching locally for any pregnant ladies that would like to have their bumps painted.”

Sam is also looking for a venue to stage the Bumpathon on March 21 when women can pay £5 on the condition that they secure some sponsorship to have their tummies painted with anything from children’s TV characters to babies peeking out of their mums’ stomachs.

“It’s a very relaxing experience for the mums and some have said it’s a bit like having a massage,” Sam said.

For more details, call Sam on 07503 170234.

 

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