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Art set to help people’s hearts

National charity Heart Research UK have launched the ‘anonymous heART project’ 2021, an online fundraising campaign that will see hundreds of anonymous one-of-a-kind masterpieces created by huge names from the worlds of art and entertainment go up for auction on eBay. 

Heart Research UK Patrons Robert Smith (The Cure) Paul Insect and Christopher Kane have joined the likes of Chvrches, Jamie Hewlett, Ralph Steadman and hundreds of international stars and artists who have created stunning A5 pieces.

But while the list of artists will be available to all bidders, the artist of each individual piece will be kept anonymous, only being revealed once the auction is over.

The anonymous heART project is back for its 4th year, with previous editions raising over £130,000 in total. All the money raised will fund Heart Research UK’s vital medical research into the prevention, treatment, and cure of heart disease. 

Kate Bratt-Farrar, Chief Executive of Heart Research UK, said: 

We are always looking for fun and innovative ways to raise money to help us continue our vital medical research, helping us benefit patients as soon as possible. 

The anonymous heART project is a fantastic event allowing people to own their own mini-masterpiece created by an artist or celeb but allows them to get involved and give a little something back. 

What makes this project so special is that everyone has the chance to own a piece of iconic art; it really is making high class art available to all whilst, allowing people to support our ground-breaking medical research which helps save lives.

The pieces will be auctioned alongside almost 500 others pieces created by a host of celebrities and international artists on eBay from 22nd October – 31st October 2021. The public can bid online at: www.heartresearch.org.uk/heart-auction

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