Online art auction featuring work by David Hockney, Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst now live
An online art auction featuring work by world-renowned artists will raise vital funds for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
The auction is being organised by The David Adams Leukaemia Appeal Fund to raise vital funds for the Charity, which exists solely to support the work of The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer centre.
Running until Monday 21 November, it includes artwork by David Hockney, Tracey Emin, Eileen Cooper, Chris Levine, Ian Davenport, Grayson Perry, Damien Hirst and David Shrigley.
The money raised will go towards the Charity’s Oak Cancer Centre Appeal. The Oak Cancer Centre will be a state-of-the-art treatment and research facility at the hospital’s Sutton site and will speed up the development of ground-breaking research, transforming the lives of cancer patients at The Royal Marsden and beyond.
The new centre will bring researchers, clinical staff and thousands of patients together under one roof, ensuring The Royal Marsden can continue to advance treatments for the benefit of cancer patients worldwide.
The David Adams Leukaemia Appeal Fund was set up in memory of the late David Adams, who was treated at The Royal Marsden for two years after being diagnosed with leukaemia. During this time, he raised thousands of pounds towards the Charity’s work, and his efforts have since been continued by his friends and family.
Mandie Adams McGuire MBE, Chair of The David Adams Leukaemia Appeal Fund, said:
“We believe that the new Oak Cancer Centre at The Royal Marsden has the potential to fundamentally transform cancer treatment and diagnosis worldwide and are truly honoured to have the support of some of the world’s leading artists to shine a light on this vital fundraising project.”
Antonia Dalmahoy, Managing Director of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, said: “We are hugely grateful to The David Adams Leukaemia Fund for their ongoing and generous support, which makes such a difference to cancer patients.
“The Oak Cancer Centre is going to be an amazing facility and it is thanks to the generosity of supporters like The David Adams Leukaemia Fund that the building will become a reality. I’d also like to say thank you to all the incredible artists who are supporting this auction.”
For more information and to view the auction, visit: Royal Marsden Cancer Charity: Live Benefit Auction 2022 | Artsy
To find out more about the Oak Cancer Centre, visit: www.royalmarsden.org/appeal
About The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
At The Royal Marsden we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. And when people entrust their lives to us, they deserve the very best. That’s why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do and why The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity exists.
Thanks to our supporters we continue to be there for everyone who needs us, raising money solely to support the hospital. We ensure our nurses, doctors and research teams can provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments, which are used across the UK and around the world.
From funding state-of-the-art equipment and ground-breaking research, to creating the very best patient environments, we will never stop looking for ways to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
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