Stoke City Through A Lens


Stoke City Through A Lens

A local art gallery is raising awareness and funds for a local charity, in memory football-mad Lucas Williams, who died of a brain tumour aged only 6 years old.

Lucas’ Legacy Charity and the Theartbay Gallery are proud to announce the launch of a unique independent photo exhibition of Stoke City’s Premier League journey to date.

The exhibition consists of 32 stunning images selected and donated by the UK’s leading sports photographers, which showcase and relive the most iconic moments from the club’s first eight seasons in the Premier League.

Match day; the goal celebrations; the pride of the fans; and legends past and present all are captured by some of the very best sports photographers.

All photographs fully comply with copyright restrictions and have been donated on the understanding that they will be displayed and sold to raise awareness and funding solely for our charity. With the support of Stoke City FC, the players have also signed many of the images.

We are a small, local charity raising awareness and funding for Childhood Brain Tumour Research in memory of our six-year–old son, Lucas Williams, who was a keen footballer and a massive Stoke City fan and who attended 8 matches in the 2014/15 season. Tragically Lucas died in August 2015, just 11 weeks after being diagnosed with brain tumour and four weeks before his 7th birthday.

Stoke Fan Lucas sadly died of a brain tumour aged only 6 years old.
Stoke Fan Lucas sadly died of a brain tumour aged only 6 years old.

Our charity is called ‘Lucas’ Legacy’ with the Registered Charity Number 1167650 and since the start of the year, with the strong support of people in the local community, we have raised over £85,000, including a successful bucket collection outside the Stoke v Everton match back in February 2016. All proceeds are going to fund research in the UK that will help to find new and more effective treatments for this devastating illness.

Theartbay Gallery is an independent community-focused gallery and fine art publishers based in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent and they are kindly hosting the exhibition. We are also working with Sid Kirkham, one of the biggest selling artists in the region and some of his football artwork will be displayed alongside. All Sid’s football depictions are endorsed by Gordon Banks OBE and sold exclusively through Theartbay Gallery.

Huge thanks to Dicksons Solicitors, Beswick Sports, AFS Wealth, Asset Management and Malibu Marquees for sponsoring the exhibition.
The art bay Gallery Opening Times

The exhibition opened to the public on Saturday 12th November 10am to 5pm.

Opening times are Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays 10am to 5pm and runs until Christmas.

Theartbay Gallery, The Bank Chambers, 26 Christchurch St, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 3AD

Tel: 07809 505244