FELT tip pens and crayons were at the ready as youngsters from Acorns Children's Hospice join professional artists for exhibition.

Mandie Fitzgerald, Acorns' community fundraising officers for the three counties, visited Blue-Ginger Gallery, Cradley, with an array of postcards drawn by children at the hospice as part of the Big Draw.

Their work will be exhibited alongside postcards designed by professional artists, school children from Storridge Toddler Group, Little Growbags in Bransford and adults from Stanley House Care.

All entries are being displayed at the gallery until Sunday at 2pm when there will be an auction of all the artwork with all money going to Acorns Children's Hospice.

Sue Lim, owner at Blue-Ginger, said: "The exhibition looks great thanks to all our artists and budding artists.

"If you'd like to donate to a charity this year, what a great local charity to donate to.

"We have received over 80 pieces of artwork from professional artists and many generous bids already from as far afield as Australia.

"While you might pick up a bargain for £1, the highest bid so far is £140 on an original oil painting by Henry Isaac whose retail value is $1,200”

For more details visit blue-ginger.com.