Bidding has opened for an auction which hopes to raise a lot of money for Heart Research UK.
The ‘anonymous heART project‘ is now live on eBay, with over 400 pieces of unique, original art on A5 postcards designed by huge names from the worlds of politics, entertainment, art and sport, including:
- Nicola Sturgeon
- Steven Brown
- Mark Bonnar
- Simon Pegg
- Jo Brand
- David Cameron
- Gillian Anderson
- Christine Ohuruogu MBE
- Alan Titchmarsh
- Theresa May
- Nick Cave
- Ashley Jackson,
- Ralph Steadman
The artist of each individual piece will be kept anonymous, only being revealed after the auction is over.
The artwork is live on eBay until 11 November, and all money raised will fund Heart Research UK’s pioneering medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.
Link to the auction – https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/heartresearchuk_shop
Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland said:
“The anonymous heART campaign is a great idea. I hope it will raise awareness of and funding for research to tackle the very serious issue of heart disease.
“It’s been a while since I was last asked to pick up a paintbrush or colouring pencil, but I am happy to do so to help contribute to this worthy cause.”
Barbara Harpham, Chief Executive of Heart Research UK, said:
“It’s not the run of the mill ask from a charity and we like to be different. It’s an easy, quirky way to support that has attracted artists from all walks of life, some famous, some not, but all dedicated to tackling heart disease with Heart Research UK.
“We’ve been overwhelmed with the number and scope of the donations ranging from the exquisite to the downright outrageous. The important factor, though, is that only HRUK knows who created each artworks. Imagine the delight when you’ve bought your favourite and find out it has a famous name on the back.