RHOS-on-Sea students have designed charity posters to help raise funds for Abergele hospital eye unit.

Coleg Llandrillo’s art and design students produced a series of graphic illustrations for two charities which support the hospital’s Stanley eye unit, are celebrating after hearing their artistic creations are being used to promote the charities on posters, leaflets and online.

The 20 pre degree foundation art and design students at the college’s Rhos-on-Sea campus created a range of large posters earlier this year for the charities.

The two charities are Eyesight, which was originally set up to collect money to support the eye unit, and the Opthalmic Laser Fund, which supports surgeons by equipping them with up-to-date apparatus. The hospital’s eye unit cares for 40,000 patients, and undertakes 6,000 surgical procedures a year.

Arthur Airey, who supports both charities and is one of the chief fundraisers at the hospital, said: “The board and myself were surprised and delighted when we heard what the students were producing for us. The finished posters are extremely impressive, highlighting a variety of artistic techniques, and have garnered positive comments from many people.”

Tutor Dewi Hughes said: “The students used traditional illustration techniques, before scanning everything on to computers and digitising the project. The hospital has begun using the posters.”

Student Autumn Backshall, 21, from Colwyn Bay, said: “We all really enjoyed producing these illustrations for the hospital: it was such a worthwhile project.”