Second Great Big Art Auction raises impressive sum

More than £6,000 was raised for charity in the second Sports Personalities’ Great Big Art Auction of the 2018/19 season, with the original paintings of Rúben Neves and Matt Doherty each reaching prices in excess of £1,000.

All of Louise Cobbold’s original paintings, which feature on the Wolves matchday programmes this season, are being donated with funds raised being shared equally between Cure Leukaemia, Good Shepherd Ministry Wolverhampton, Race Against Blood Cancer and YMCA Black Country.

In the second auction of four across the season, Neves raised an incredible £1,380 with Doherty not far behind at £1,215 and Harry Kane also bringing in £940. These figures helped take the total raised across the first two auctions to over £12,000.

Louise said: “We are over the moon to have raised a similar amount to the first auction, with two less paintings (eight as opposed to ten). The painting of Rúben came so close to breaking the record of £1385 set by Pep Guardiola in the first auction and Matt made a late dash over the £1,000 mark too.

“We make no apologies for once again saying a huge thank you to everyone who continues to support our fundraising efforts. The proceeds from these auctions will significantly impact lives through these four fantastic charities.”

Limited edition prints of the paintings are now available, with 10 to 20 per cent of the profit from sales being donated to Cure Leukaemia.

The next set of artworks are due to be available in February 2019.

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