Alnwick gets artistic to raise funds for Derian House Children's Hospice

In line with Derian House Children's Hospice's Flower Power campaign, goalkeeper Ben Alnwick has shown his artistic side by drawing a beautiful flower to raise funds for the charity and getting it signed by his teammates.

His artwork, along with those of various other celebrities who have also supported the initiative, will be up for auction from 8pm on Friday 1 March until 8pm on Sunday 31 March HERE.

Flowers are very special to those at Derian House – they brighten up any environment, have different meanings and evoke many memories.

People give flowers on special occasions and use them to express love and gratitude.

And with all that in mind, the organisation took the decision to fundraise by asking celebrities and notable names around the country to create a one-off, exclusive piece of art.

The charity need to raise £4million each year to keep Derian House open, while all money from the sale of these flowers will go directly to support the care that they provide to children and their families across the North West.

Please bid generously.

The following celebrities who have taken the time to draw, paint and create flowers for Derian House:

  • Saara Alto and her Dancing On Ice partner Hamish Gaman
  • Steve Backshall
  • Rob Beckett
  • Jack Catterall
  • Didi Conn and her Dancing On Ice partner Lukasz Roszycki
  • Ferne Corrigan
  • Kayode Damali
  • Kiki DeVille
  • Helen Glover
  • Elizabeth Grant
  • Mark Hanretty
  • Geri Horner
  • Curtis Johns and The Band Musical cast
  • Helen Lederer
  • Joanna Lumley
  • Timmy Mallett
  • Lucy Meacock
  • Judy Robbins
  • Molly Robbins
  • Ted Robbins
  • Melody Thornton and her Dancing On Ice partner Alexander Demetriou
  • Jeremy Vine
  • Ben Alnwick and Bolton Wanderers Football Club
  • Arabella Weir

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Bolton Wanderers Development Association (BWDA) are proud to support Derian House Children's Hospice through their Lotteries and have helped to raise money for the organisation for many years.

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