Dame Mary Peters, Prime Minister David Cameron and singer Daniel O'Donnell are among a host of celebrities to have contributed drawings to the Action MS Take Art Auction to be held in the Titanic Belfast on Monday 19 November.
Belfast’s Lord Mayor, Alderman Gavin Robinson produced an outline drawing of Belfast City Hall entitled “Brighter Belfast” which he presented to Action MS at a special reception in the City Hall on Thursday, 8 November.
The Lord Mayor is one of 40 celebrities, political leaders and sports people who have contributed sketches in support of the charity. Other contributors include: Patrick Kielty; businessman Sean Quinn; Irish rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll; GAA legend Peter Canavan; and First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.
Action MS Chief Executive, Ann Walker, said: “We are very grateful to the Lord Mayor for making the time to support our 'Take Art' campaign. His artistic talent shows a straightforward style that is positive and appropriate. We expect bidders will be very keen to snap this piece up.”
Auction items may be viewed and online bids submitted via www.takeartforactionms.co.uk The online bids will go forward to the Take Art live auction event that takes place in Titanic Belfast on November 19 with artworks going to the highest bid on the night. Up to 50 limited edition prints based on artwork created exclusively for the campaign Neil Shawcross may also be purchased at www.takeartforactionms.co.uk
All proceeds from the Take Art auction will be used to provide support services for people with multiple sclerosis and their families.