Bid for celebrity artwork in aid of Welwyn Hatfield charity Willow

Olly Murs' contribution for Willow's Stars on Canvas auction

Olly Murs' contribution for Willow's Stars on Canvas auction

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Fancy owning a piece of artwork signed by chart-topping singer Olly Murs? Or a canvas created by I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! contestant Harry Redknapp?

Willow’s sixth Stars on Canvas art auction has gone live online.

Stars on Canvas is a chance to own a piece of artwork by your favourite artist, illustrator, singer, sports star or actor, with bids starting at just 99p.

Nearly 300 unique pieces created by well-known names from the worlds of art, sport, music and popular culture are available on eBay until Sunday, November 25.

The collection in aid of Welwyn Hatfield-based charity Willow includes signed pieces by the likes of Troublemaker and Heart Skips a Beat star Olly Murs and Hertford singer-songwriter George Ezra, who scored a number one hit earlier this year with single Shotgun.

Willow co-founder Bob Wilson draws his canvas for this year's Stars on Canvas auctionWillow co-founder Bob Wilson draws his canvas for this year's Stars on Canvas auction

You can also bid for original one-offs by Strictly Come Dancing celebrities Stacey Dooley, Danny John-Jules and Faye Tozer, pro dancer Kevin Clifton and SCD judges Dame Darcy Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood.

Willow co-founder and life president Bob Wilson has also contributed a canvas.

The former Arsenal goalkeeper and TV presenter said: “This much anticipated art spectacular takes more than a year to collate.

“Together our artists, illustrators, actors, singers and sports stars create the most fantastic collection of original artworks and we are extremely grateful for every contribution.

Willow co-founder Bob Wilson signing his canvas for this year's Stars on Canvas auctionWillow co-founder Bob Wilson signing his canvas for this year's Stars on Canvas auction

“By choosing to support Willow they are helping to fulfil many more Special Days for young adults living with serious illness.”

Stars on Canvas is one of Willow’s biggest fundraisers, with the previous five auctions raising more than £310,000 for the charity set up in memory of Bob and Megs Wilson’s daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged 31.

The one-off canvases featured in Stars on Canvas 2018, sponsored by The Crown Estate, include ones created by respected artists, illustrators and cartoonists, with pieces by JJ Adams and Richard Long sitting alongside Axel Scheffler’s The Highway Rat and Dennis the Menace, painted by their creators.

Others to have taken part this year include singers Niall Horan, Paloma Faith, Rita Ora, Rod Stewart, Jess Glynne, the All Saints, and McFly’s Danny Jones.

Chart-topping Hertford singer-songwriter George Ezra artwork for Willow's Stars on Canvas auctionChart-topping Hertford singer-songwriter George Ezra artwork for Willow's Stars on Canvas auction

Sporting heroes Frank Lampard, England and Tottenham footballer Dele Alli, former heavyweight boxing world champion Frank Bruno, ex-Wales rugby caption and British Lions star Sam Warburton, Saracens and England rugby player Maro Itoje, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, and cricketer Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff have also donated pieces.

Each and every canvas will be sold in aid of Willow, the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days.

The result is a vibrant and colourful collection, which can be viewed at www.starsoncanvas.org.uk

A selection from the collection is also on show to the public on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 at 194 Piccadilly, London.

Dame Darcy Bussell's artwork for Willow's Stars on Canvas auctionDame Darcy Bussell's artwork for Willow's Stars on Canvas auction

The exhibition is open to the public from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Thursday, and 10am to 1pm on Friday.

• For more information about Willow visit www.willowfoundation.org.uk

Stranger Things actor Charlie Heaton's artwork for Willow's Stars on Canvas auctionStranger Things actor Charlie Heaton's artwork for Willow's Stars on Canvas auction

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