UK School Charity Secret Postcard Art Auction includes artwork from Sir Quentin Blake, Axel Scheffler and others

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Auction on eBay with all proceeds going to charity. All artists welcome!
Auction on eBay with all proceeds going to charity. All artists welcome!

BEXHILL-ON-SEA.- Two years ago, St Richard’s Catholic College raised almost £15,000 from 570 original artworks for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity in memory of a former pupil, Sophie Maria Taylor. To commemorate what would have been Sophie’s final year at the school, they are again running the Secret Postcard auction. This time they have set themselves a target of 1000 wonderful original postcard works of art. The auction will run for 10 days on eBay and end on Saturday 27th June 2020.

#sophiespostcard2020 has got off to an incredible start with over 350 wonderful postcards already received from artists from all over the world, including some very famous children’s illustrators. Sir Quentin Blake, Axel Scheffler, Jacqueline Wilson and Thomas Taylor have all already sent artwork. But you don’t need to be famous to take part: pupils, parents, staff and accomplished local artists have all sent entries.

The deadline for the call for artwork is 1st June 2020. Artwork to be completed postcard sized paper and signed on the back. See full details on the website. All artwork to be sent by 1st June 2020 to: #sophiespostcard2020, St Richards Catholic College, Ashford Road, Bexhill on Sea TN40 1SE

Postcards are uploaded as they are received at the school and you can see what has been submitted on their website www.sophiespostcard.com. Please follow @strichardsart on Twitter and sophiessecretpostcard on Instagram for regular news updates and use the hashtag #sophiespostcard2020 to help them promote the event on social media.