We’re very pleased to announce Illustrators for War Child.
A couple of weeks ago, Leigh Hodgkinson, creator of Goldilocks and Just the One Bear and Troll Swap, mentioned to us that she wanted to find a way to raise money and awareness for the many humanitarian crises taking place in the world today – and particularly, that she wanted to help the vulnerable children affected by these crises. Leigh decided that a charity auction was the best way of going about it, and asked her friends and colleagues in the illustration community to donate pieces if they could. We said that we’d be very happy to host the auctions themselves through eBay, and do whatever we could to help Leigh.
And that’s what brings us to today, and the launch of Illustrators for War Child.
War Child is a London-based charity that provides life-changing support to the most vulnerable children whose families, communities and schools have been torn apart by war. Working in Congo, Central African Republic, Afghanistan, Iraq, Uganda, Syria and Gaza, War Child’s vital work includes creating safe spaces where children can escape from battlefields or dangers of life on the streets, getting children into school or informal educaton after conflict or poverty has cost them the chance of an education, helping young people and their families learn the vocational skills they can earn a sustainable income from, and helping children get their voices heard and their rights met, and helping local people to protect their children better.
And to raise money for War Child, Leigh has organised this FANTASTIC auction, featuring over 80 different lots on offer, from over 50 different illustrators, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to War Child. Here’s just SOME of what you can bid for to support this great cause:
And there’s so much more!
You can read more at the Illustrators for War Child website here. Thank you to all of the illustrators who’ve so generously donated their work, and congratulations to Leigh for such a monumental achievement. And please do share the auction on social media with the #illustratorsforwarchild hashtag!