The BLUE Auction in aid of NHS Charities Covid-19 Urgent Appeal⁠

Bonhams Art Auction

For the next three weeks, celebrities and Artists are joining with Bonhams to host The BLUE Auction, in aid of NHS charities COVID-19 Urgent Appeal.⁠

From lunch at Claridge's with Joan Collins to a behind-the-scenes visit to Grayson Perry's studio, the UK's leadings actors, musicians, artists and sportspeople are making generous pledges as part of a not-for-profit online auction to support NHS charities at this time. 

The Connor Brothers, Extraordinary People, Unique hand-finished giclée print with oil, acrylic and pastel, 2020, on wove, signed and numbered 1/1 in Estimate £2,000-3,000

For this online auction, Bonhams will be waiving all charges meaning that 100% of proceeds are going directly to the NHS Charities Covid-19 Urgent Appeal. 

Funds from the NHS Covid-19 appeal will help support the health and wellbeing of NHS staff and volunteers supporting Covid-19 patients in ways above and beyond which NHS funding can ordinarily provide. The appeal has a target of £100 million and the money raised for this fund will be going towards the following:

  • Funding well-being packs/gifts for staff and volunteers on wards/departments (this could include food deliveries, high energy/protein bars/drinks, snacks, refreshments, wash kits, overnight stay kits.)
  • Cost of travel, parking, accommodation for NHS staff and volunteer’s expenses
  • Other items as requested by NHS Charities that enhance the well-being of NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients.

Online Auction Dates: 8th - 29th April 2020⁠

All lots will be available to view online at bonhams.com/theblueauction

If one of these lots catches your eye and you would like to contribute to the NHS Charities COVID-19 Urgent Appeal, bids can be made by emailing bids@bonhams.com or calling directly on +44 (0) 20 7447 7447

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