A special Christmas-themed exhibition opened at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, in Bury St Edmunds, yesterday.
The cathedral’s Big Gift exhibition is part of a county wide exhibition of artwork created by Suffolk school children and opens from 10am to 4pm daily to Sunday, December 13.
The title Big Gift reflects the two aspects of the artwork on display.
Schools in Bury have created artwork linked to the theme of St Nicholas which will sit alongside crib scenes created by school children from around the county.
Other cribs are exhibited at St Mary’s Church and at St Edmund’s Roman Catholic Church in Bury.
Helen Woodroffe, children’s education officer for the cathedral and the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, said: “This exhibition follows on from the successful BIG Crib Exhibition in 2009 which marked the Year of the Child,”
The exhibition also provides an opportunity for local charities to profile their work and raise vital funds.
Different charities will be helping to staff the exhibition each day, and any donations given will go directly to their charitable work.
Ms Woodroffe said: “This exhibition is about giving rather than receiving. The children’s artwork reflects this and we are delighted that local charities will benefit from visitors’ donations too.”