Comedians, authors and musicians draw homes for homelessness charity
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing
Dozens of musicians, comedians, authors and sports stars have drawn pictures of their own homes in aid of a homeless charity.
Comedians such as Stewart Lee, Bill Bailey (pictured), Eddie Izzard and Sean Lock have contributed efforts to help Llamau, a homelessness charity for young people and women in Wales.
Collected over the last two years, the pictures reveal a range of different houses - from Jack Whitehall’s four-storey terraced home to Sandi Toksvig’s house boat.
The artworks, which also feature contributions from such acts as Showaddywaddy, Elvis Costello and The Killers, will be auctioned to create funding for the charity at an event - 'Illustrating Homelessness' - to be held at the Hilton, Cardiff on Tuesday 3 June.
Frances Beecher, chief executive of Llamau, said: “The idea behind Illustrating Homelessness is that everyone who has contributed a picture of their homes is, in a way, donating their homes to the homeless!
"We’re so grateful to everyone who contributed a picture for this wonderful event. All the illustrations to be auctioned are unique and represent a great opportunity to own a piece of art penned by your favourite star, while at the same time helping out your favourite Welsh homelessness charity!
"Don’t worry if you don’t want to bid loads of money – there are dozens of pictures which will suit a wide range of budgets and some will also be raffled. So there are plenty of opportunities to own an illustration which won’t break the bank but will still raise vital funds for Llamau’s work with vulnerable young people and women!”
Tickets for the event are just £10, for which participants will receive champagne and canapés on arrival.
Everyone who attends will be given the opportunity to bid on illustrations by a range of stars, which will be auctioned off over the course of the evening, before the crowd are rocked by band the Killers Of Leon!
Tickets can be purchased here.
Others who have produced pictures of their homes include: Ronan Keating, Reginald D Hunter, Billy Bragg, John Bishop, John Barrowman, Steve Vai, Stereophonics, Susan Boyle, Frank Skinner, Frank Turner, Jamie Cullum, Bryn Terfel and Jack Dee.