Friday, 25 March 2011

HARE Styling Appeal launches in aid of Great Ormond Street

A number of luminaries from the art and entertainment worlds are contributing to the HARE Styling Appeal, a new charity auction in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. The HARE Styling appeal was started by Karen Welman and hairdresser Michael Van Clarke whose daughter Angelica was given a lifesaving operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital when she was two days old. Now aged 15, Angelica has drawn a hare to help raise funds for the hospital that saved her life. The hare has been reproduced on A4 canvases which have been sent to well-known names in the public eye inviting them to create an original artwork. These will be auctioned for charity both online and at an exclusive ‘Hare Ball’ at The Dorchester Park Lane on 26 May.

The artwork of celebrities, artists, hairdressers, local residents and contributors alike will go on display at Heartbreak in London from 16 April until 8 May, with a launch event on 14 April. Heartbreak is a new gallery based in a six-storey townhouse in the heart of Marylebone.

Names including Tracey Emin, Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts, Jamie Oliver, Stella McCartney, Twiggy, Catherine Tate, Jack Vettriano, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Terry Venables, HRH Princess Beatrice and The Duchess of York have already returned their canvases with many more expected ahead of the March deadline. The majority of canvases will be featured in a hard bound printed book to raise further money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.