Original artwork by top artists and celebrities, from film star, John Hurt, singers Annie Lennox and Robbie Williams to sporting hero Mo Farah will sit alongside the Gruffalo and Bagpuss painted by their creators, and artworks by leading artists, Richard Long and JJ Adams in the Stars on Canvas online auction from November 13.
This is your chance to own a unique piece of artwork by your favourite artist, illustrator, singer or actor and/or would make a perfect gift for a loved one this Christmas, with bids starting at just 99p. The online auction is accompanied by a public exhibition from November 20 to 23 at The Hub, London W1.
Willow is the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days. These Special Days enable them and their families to reconnect and refocus on each other while enjoying an activity of their choosing. A day for them, a day about them and a day that will create memories they will all treasure forever.
For some their Special Day is the opportunity to return some normality to their lives. For others it is the last chance to fulfil a dream. But for all, at what is the most difficult of times, a Special Day is a life-affirming experience that can lift spirits, reunify families and be a source of strength when it’s needed most.
Since 1999 Willow has fulfilled more than 10,000 Special Days for young adults living with life-threatening conditions such as cancer, motor neurone disease, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and Huntington’s disease.
Founded by former Arsenal goalkeeper and TV presenter, Bob Wilson and his wife Megs, Willow is a lasting memorial to their daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged 31. Anna’s love of life and the enriching experiences of her own Special Days were the charity’s inspiration.