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AUCTION IS NOW LIVE
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Politicians, musicians, comedians and actors are just some of the big-hearted celebrities who have donated original drawings for a unique auction in aid of Dorset’s wildlife.
The Wild Art Auction runs throughout the winter, featuring more than 50 sketches of wildlife especially created by famous people from David Cameron to Daniel O’Donnell.
Fiona Sansom, Supporter Development Manager at Dorset Wildlife Trust, said: “The celebrities were asked to make a sketch of an animal or plant of Britain, starting with their finger/foot/toe/nose or even ear print and the results range from a charming footprint duck by Prunella Scales to a striking fingerprint cow by Robin Cousins.
"We have been absolutely bowled over by the kindness of all the contributors, who must receive so many requests for help. It is testament to how important wildlife and the environment is in the lives of so many of us.”
While many of the drawings include fingerprints, some are simple sketches and others, such as singer Marty Wilde, have created the whole picture with a finger dipped in paint.
Fiona added: “We are very grateful for the support we have received by everyone from Jo Brand to Glenda Jackson. Their personal effort for wildlife will help to raise much needed funds to protect our precious wildlife for everyone to enjoy for generations to come.”
The first drawings in the Wild Art Auction go online on eBay on 4th November, including those by Fearne Cotton, Susan Hampshire and Gina McKee, and the online event will continue over the winter, with all proceeds going to protection of Dorset’s wildlife.
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For more information please contact Fiona Sansom at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
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Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.