Famous Artwork to Raise RNLI Cash

Artwork from celebs goes up for auction to raise much needed cash for Kent's RNLI

Artwork by Margate resident Tracey Emin and local celeb Vic Reeves are among some of the famous names who've donated artwork to be auctionned off in the seaside town to raise money for the RNLI.

Margate Harbour Arm Gallery is staging the auction of 100 postcard-sized pieces of work.

Zandra Rhodes, Martin Clunes and Bear Grylls have also donated work.

The name of the artist behind each piece of work will remain a mystery until all pieces have been auctionned.

Actor Martin Clunes, one of the famous names to have donated a postcard, explains:

'Being very familiar with the work of the RNLI, I know that the professionalism of its volunteer lifeboat crews has been honed down to a fine art, so I am only too happy to lend my creative flair to the Margate art auction to help raise the much-needed money to enable to charity and its crews to continue their lifesaving work.'

The auction will take place from 3pm on Saturday.

'I'm really impressed by how many people have sent in a piece of art; even one of the local volunteer lifeboat crew has submitted something. Many of the crew will be volunteering to help on the day and we're all very grateful to Margate Harbour Arm Gallery and all the artists for their support of the RNLI.'

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