Monkbar Hotel hopes York pictures will tempt customers to raise funds for city charity

1 September 2011

A York hotel will be supporting a local charity by selling 75 limited edition prints of York Minster, which was painted by professional artist Alan Stuttle, whose daughter Caroline was murdered whilst backpacking in Australia in April 2002.

Money from the sale of each York Minster painting will go directly to the Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation, the charity set up by Caroline’s mother, Marjorie Marks-Stuttle, and husband David Marks and son Richard, to raise awareness of the importance of safe travel to young people going abroad.

Marjorie Marks-Stuttle, Richard Stuttle and June Nelsey with one of the prints being sold to hotel guests to raise money for Caroline’s Rainbow Appeal

Monkbar Hotel director June Nelsey said:

The paintings being sold on behalf of the charity are a memory of the beautiful city of York, and I’m sure they won’t hang around for long!

We all know you are meant to find a crock of gold at the end of a rainbow, and I hope these prints will raise a crock full of cash for the charity.

Caroline had her whole life ahead of her and it was cruelly cut short. The charity set up by Marjorie and her son Richard does sterling work informing young people how they can keep safe whilst travelling overseas. We are proud to be supporting it.

Mrs Marks-Stuttle said:

I’d like to thank June and the Monkbar Hotel for lending us their support and their walls! Like all charities we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses.

The cost of each print costs £45, and framed are £130.They are available directly from the hotel.

Further details about Caroline’s Rainbow Charity can be found on its website at

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