Sheffield artist unveils new range of charity Christmas cards

Pete McKee's new Christmas cards
Pete McKee's new Christmas cards
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Sheffield artist Pete McKee has unveiled a range of charity Christmas cards, set to make thousands for a hospital arts programme.

The festive designs depict two of his most recognised characters - dogs Tony and Frank - getting up to festive mischief, including scoffing Advent chocolates.

They will be sold in packs of eight for £4, with all proceeds going to Artfelt - The Children’s Hospital Charity’s arts programme in Sheffield.

Artfelt, of which Pete is a patron, transforms the hospital by brightening the walls around the wards with artwork to provide entertainment and distraction for sick children.

It also puts on twice-weekly art workshops to help relax children at difficult times.

Cat Powell, Artfelt manager, said: “Pete has done it again with these fantastic designs, which we hope will raise a massive amount for Artfelt.

“We are so proud to have him on board as a much valued Artfelt patron, and these cards are a highlight of the year as we look forward to seeing what he will create.”

Pete added: “After an amazing response to last year’s Crimbo cards, Frank and Tony insisted on being the stars of the show again.

“They are both over the moon to feature on this year’s designs and hope to raise even more money than last time.”

Last year Pete’s charity cards raked in a massive £13,000 for Artfelt.

This year the charity hope to raise even more, with the cards now ready to buy from a number of outlets including Matalan in Heeley and Starbucks and Wilko branches across Sheffield.

They are also available from The Children’s Hospital Charity website and Pete’s ‘A Month of Sunday’s’ gallery on Sharrow Vale Road.