Last week we blogged that we were auctioning four pieces of original, signed and dated artwork by Pip and Posy illustrator Axel Scheffler to raise money for the urgent Doctors of the World Greece Appeal. The illustrations were all created during a live-drawing and storytelling session at the National Trust Children’s Book Festival at Wray Castle – and there are only a few days remaining to bid on them!
There are four different pieces available to bid on, with all proceeds going to Doctors of the World – and the auctions end on Saturday night.
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.
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!