Marvellous Sketches for a Marvellous Charity
On Wednesday night there was a Gala evening at the Matilda The Musical performance, hosted by Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity . Tim was one of many special guests, all there to raise money for this truly marvellous charity which believes that “every child has the right to a good quality of life, no matter how ill they are…” and works hard to provide nurses, carers, toys and equipment to improve the lives of seriously ill and disabled children in the UK.
At the event Tim; Quentin Blake, the illustrator who brought to life so many of Roald Dahl’s characters; Tony Ross, writer and illustrator of the Little Princess series and illustrator for the later publication of ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ and author/illustrator Louise Yates, who wrote the award winning tale ‘Dog loves books’ all drew sketches to be auctioned on eBay for the charity. Tim drew Quentin Blake!
There will be six items up for auction, all sketches and charcoals and you can find more details and how to bid for them here.
EDIT: Once the auction closed on Sunday 27th November, @RoaldDahlFund, the official Twitter account of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity tweeted: “Huge thanks to the splendid people who bid in our illustration auction – over £6k raised to help many families of seriously ill children”.
White Wine In The Sun
This year, once again, all the proceeds from Tim’s beautiful, seasonally sentimental Christmas song ‘White Wine in the Sun’ will go to The National Autistic Society (NAS) which provides support, information and services for people with autism and their families and campaigns for “a better world for people with autism”.
It‘s available to download from various online sources including iTunes (as ever) but this applies to all legitimate downloads of the single from November 1st 2011 to February 1st 2012.