Earlier this month, Pip and Posy illustrator Axel Scheffler led a fantastic live-drawing and storytelling session at the National Trust Children’s Book Festival at Wray Castle. And today we’re very pleased to say that we’ll be auctioning some of the work that Axel produced on the day in aid of charity. There are four different pieces available to bid on, with all proceeds going to the urgent Doctors of the World Greece Appeal.
Here are the four pieces being auctioned:
Doctors of the World UK is part of the global Médecins du Monde network, which delivers over 350 projects in more than 80 countries through 3,000 volunteers. Their vision is of a world in which vulnerable people affected by war, natural disasters, disease, hunger, poverty or exclusion get the healthcare they need regardless of income or status. Their urgent Greece appeal will provide healthcare for thousands who need it. More than 12,000 refugees are stuck after being refused entry to Macedonia, with huge numbers arriving every day. Most are in cold, rain-sodden tents. Doctors of the World has volunteer doctors and nurses providing urgently needed medical care in clinics in Idomeni, Chios, Lesvos, Athens as well on the ferries travelling between these locations.
The auctions will run for 10 days, and will end next Sunday. So if you’ve always wanted to own a unique piece of artwork by Axel, now’s your chance! Please do bid generously – and good luck!