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Art Auction For The Prostate Project’s Sake

Published on: 8 Nov, 2021
Updated on: 8 Nov, 2021

Following the success of its inaugural online art auction in 2020, Guildford-based charity the Prostate Project is set to launch an even larger event this November, just in time for Christmas.

The online auction will raise vital funds for the study, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, a disease which kills around 12,000 men in the UK every year.

Dr Nicola Annels and phd students with some of this year’s donated art.

Works of art have been generously donated by more than 50 renowned artists from across the region, with everything from sculpture and etchings to still life, abstract and fine art, portraits to animal studies.

The charity’s chairman, Alf Turner, said: “Many people are unaware that the University of Surrey is a world-leading centre of excellence for the study and treatment of prostate cancer, the work that we fund is genuinely ground-breaking and of course we helped to build, and continue to support the Stokes Centre for Urology at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

‘Chestnuts’ by Verity Walsgrove.

“Last year we raised over £5,000 with our art auction and we hope to beat that this year with even more remarkable works on offer from these amazing artists.”

The original idea was one borne out of lockdown necessity as Alf explained: “2020 was a difficult year for fundraising, but our work never stops and one of our lead scientists, Dr Nicola Annels had the great idea of organising an online auction, the reaction from the art community was completely overwhelming, and here we are this year with an even larger online event.”

The auction has begun on and runs right through until the November 27. To view the works and place a bid, visit the Prostate Project Auction Page.

‘Milly’ by Brenda Ord.

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