13 March 2015

Original artwork raises £39,000 for Comic Relief

Bidding opened on 13th March 2015 in the First Ever Comic Relief Art Auction. Seventeen of the greatest artists in Great Britain provided original artworks created or donated especially for Comic Relief: famous names including Sir Quentin Blake, Gerald Scarfe, Axel Scheffler, Chris Riddell, Neil Gaiman, Cressida Cowell, Lorna May Wadsworth, Judith Kerr, Lauren Child, Giles Andreae, Matt Pritchett, Simon Tofield, Nick Sharratt, Rupert Fawcett, Jim Parkyn, Tom Hovey and Danny Dyer have all contributed pieces.

Quentin Blake contributed 18 pieces, all of which were specially drawn for the auction, 17 of which went on to be included in the eBay event.  By close of bidding on 22 March, Quentin's pieces had raised over £14,500 for the charity.  The total raised by the art auction was in excess of £39,000.  

All the proceeds from this auction went directly to Comic Relief, and the money raised will help transform the lives of millions of people, both at home in the UK and across Africa.

To see the stunning collection of artworks visit http://www.ebay.co.uk/cln/therealcomicrelief/Comic-Relief-Art-Auction/187686355017