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Art inspired by Beckham: Charity Auction in Aid of NDCS
A host of celebrities, art collectors, and corporate supporters will attend the auction as they bid to get their hands on these unique pieces, which include sculptures, paintings and photographs inspired by the England captain. The event aims to raise over £200,000 for NDCS - the only charity dedicated to the support of the UK's 35,000 deaf children. The auction is the flagship event in a year of celebrations to mark the charity's diamond jubilee.
All the works have been selected for the auction by Sheilagh Tennant. Other artists are: Sophie Barnard, David Begbie, Zadok Ben-David, John Byrne, Rob and Nick Carter, Daniel Chadwick, Keith Coventry, Graham Flack, Peter Howson, The Little Artists, Sue Macartney-Snape, Annee Olofsson, Louise Simson, and Jonathan Yeo.
The auction is the brainchild of artist Hugo Rittson-Thomas, who has been deaf since childhood. Hugo created the event to help NDCS celebrate its diamond anniversary and raise vital funds to help deaf children. He felt David Beckham would provide the perfect inspiration for this diamond celebration because of his love for diamond jewellery.
6:30 pm, Thursday 4 November, 2004. The Great Rooms, Christie's, King Street. London
- Read mor about The National Deaf Children's Society at: www.ndcs.org.uk