Sheffield artist to auction work for hospital campaign

Renowned Sheffield artist Joe Scarborough is set to auction a selection of paintings to raise cash for a City Christmas hospital fundraising campaign.

Monday, 23rd November 2020, 9:07 am

Sheffield Hospitals Charity is raising money to thank staff working across our hospitals who have shown so much care for us throughout these challenging times, and to help make life that little bit easier for the patients who are having to spend their Christmas in hospital.

As part of the campaign, the charity will be running an online auction which will feature an array of prizes including a number of paintings which have been donated by the charity’s latest celebrity ambassador, Joe Scarborough.

Joe Scarborough said: “I am truly privileged to be joining Sheffield Hospitals Charity as an ambassador, and even more so to be doing so as they launch their vitally important Christmas appeal.

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Artist Joe Scarborough

“I love Sheffield and the opportunity to get involved with a charity that supports the whole city and its population was one I couldn’t turn down.

“I ask the people of Sheffield to show that unbeatable spirit and join together to make a difference this Christmas.”

Gareth Aston, Chief Executive Officer for Sheffield Hospitals Charity, said: “I am proud and to launch this campaign. At this time of year we should all be looking forward to celebrations with family and loved ones, but this Christmas, that won’t be an option for many of us – especially patients and staff in our hospitals.

“Being able to launch this campaign with a local legend like Joe Scarborough on board is massive, and we are bowled over by his generosity in donating his paintings. Joe is so passionate about wanting to give something back, and we are excited to work with him.

“Residents have shown so much support to us and to their hospitals over recent months and we are so grateful for that. It is important, this Christmas, to acknowledge that support and say ‘thank you’. But we are now asking for one last push as we reach the festive period – to make Christmas a little bit easier in our hospitals.”

The online auction can be found at https://bidaid.com/auction/shc