Top artists donate work to raise thousands for The Prince’s Trust
Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park, Harry Potter star Rupert Grint and children’s illustrator Quentin Blake are among the star names to have donated original art for auction in aid of The Prince’s Trust next month.
The youth charity hopes to raise in excess of £50,000 from the sale, which also includes work by household names such as Sir Peter Blake, creator of the iconic Sgt Pepper’s album cover for The Beatles, and Fleet Street cartoonist Jonathan Pugh. Some of the pieces have been created especially for the event.
‘Evening of Art’ will take place at the Assembly Rooms in Bath on 7th December and will be conducted by Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions and with live online bidding through www.the-saleroom.com
All of the proceeds from the auction will go directly towards supporting disadvantaged young people through Prince’s Trust schemes, giving them the skills and confidence to find a job. More than three in four young people helped by The Prince’s Trust move into work or training.
Michelle Moran, Head of Fundraising for The Prince’s Trust in the South West, said: “We have been absolutely overwhelmed by the support we have received from prestigious artists across the UK to make our first art auction a success.
She added: “The money we raise at the auction will help change thousands of young lives at a time when young people need our support more than ever.
Prince’s Trust supporters Coutts & Co, Smith & Williamson, Withy King, Reside Bath and Knight Frank are all sponsoring the auction, ensuring that proceeds from the auction go directly to help young people.
For more information on the ‘Evening of Art’, including details of how to bid online, please contact Beth Sutherland, Fundraising Manager at The Prince’s Trust, on 0117 943 4948 for more information.
Youth charity The Prince's Trust helps change young lives. It works with 13-to 30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law. The Prince’s Trust needs to raise almost £1 a week to continue its vital work.
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Youth charity The Prince's Trust helps change young lives. It gives practical and financial support, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and motivation. It works with 13-to-30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law. The Prince of Wales’s charity has helped more than 650,000 young people since 1976 and supports 100 more each day. Last year, more than three in four young people supported by The Trust moved into work, education or training. In April 2011, Fairbridge became part of The Prince’s Trust. The new united organisation will help 50,000 young people this year
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