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 former pupil, Sophie Maria Taylor. To commemorate what would have been Sophie’s final year at St Richard’s, they are running the Secret Postcard auction again. The auction will run for 10 days on eBay and end on Saturday 27th June 2020.
#sophiespostcard2020 has received original postcard art from artists from all over the world, including some very famous children’s illustrators. Sir Quentin Blake, Liz, Pichon, Jennifer Anderson, Kate Brinkwork, Axel Scheffler, Jacqueline Wilson and Thomas Taylor have all already sent artwork. But not all artists who have submitted work are famous: pupils, parents, staff and accomplished local artists have all sent us entries. I have submitted a smaller version of my “Hope” painting to help the cause.