Thursday, 28 March 2013

Celebrity Caricatures for Fundraising Event

Hello peeps. Recently, I was asked (at short notice!) to supply some 'celebrity caricatures' by the Prince and Princess of Wales Glasgow Hospice, who were having a fundraising Sportsman's dinner at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel last week, (spons...ored by Barrs Soft Drinks) on the 21st of March 2013. I was asked to draw the guest speakers ( 3 famous sporting faces) and the caricatures were signed, framed and auctioned off on the night to raise money for the charity. The guest speakers were Scottish golfing champ Paul Lawrie, footballer Graeme Le Saux and 'Countdown' and Sky Sports host, Jeff Stelling. So, I got my pens out and knocked out the 3 caricatures in my 'live style' in an afternoon....
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Here's Graeme Le Saux at the Glasgow Hilton with his caricature...
Here's golfer Paul Lawrie with his....
And here's Sky sports / Countdown presenter Jeff Stelling with his caricature....
(Annoyingly, Jeff's had a  stylish new haircut, therefore he looks a little different from the photos I was working from!)
 By all reports it was a great night in Glasgow and yesterday I received some nice feedback via email...

" Dear Edd, On behalf of the patients, staff and volunte...ers of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, may I thank you very much for donating the fantastic caricatures of our guest speakers to auction at Thursday’s Sportsman’s Dinner, sponsored by Barr Soft Drinks.

I am delighted to let you know that your prize raised £325 and that the evening raised around £60,000 for the Hospice. As you know, our annual running costs are now in the order of £4.4 million of which £3 million must come from voluntary donations. The proceeds raised will help us to continue to care for our patients who have life limiting illnesses and also support their families. Thank you again for your support of Glasgow’s Hospice.
Kind regards,


Very cool! Nice one. I was happy to help a good cause and had good fun drawing those faces...some 'excellent features' to play with! Thankyou to Jennifer for the photos. If you'd like to donate to a worthy cause please click on the Hospice link at the beginning of this post. Thanks!

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