The artwork was commissioned by Sanctuary Group to mark the completion of the affordable housing provider’s £60 million regeneration of Anderston, Glasgow.
Another man came to the woman’s aid and the suspect ran off with the bag.
Trustees will now develop the building’s unique spaces as a vibrant and sustainable place for “people to connect, create and celebrate”.
Hundreds of households in the city struggle with fuel poverty – where more than 10 per cent of income goes on heating.
Claire Bothwell, 40, who is married with three young children, has been diagnosed with two types of cancer.
Teacher Victoria Moir said the children – or digital leaders as they are known – have been driving the fundraising.
The event, part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals, was rounded off by speeches and a pipe band performance.
It means the hundreds of school children and community groups who use the space will have a base with running water and electricity for the first time.
The new Institute of Health and Wellbeing will be known as the Clarice Pears Building thanks to the investment by the Pears Foundation.
More than 180 pieces of art will be on offer over the weekend – Saturday November 17, 12-9pm & November 18, Sunday 12-6pm.