2009 May 07

Stars contribute to Charity Book

Kate Winslet has embraced her artistic side by drawing butterflies for charity.

Ricky Gervais, Sophie Dahl and Stephen Fry are also among the celebrities who have doodled for Leukaemia Research.

The sketches – along with paintings and poems – will be published in the Butterfly Book, which is designed in memory of charity fundraiser Claire Wadley, who was 25 when she died from leukaemia.

Claire dedicated a lot of her time to raising money for the charity and loved butterflies. It was her friend Laura-Jane Foley’s idea to design a book in her memory.

She said: “I decided to write to well-known public figures and invite them to draw, sketch or doodle a picture of a butterfly, enclosing a piece of card with each letter. Claire’s story touched so many people and I was overwhelmed by the response.”

The Butterfly Book includes images, poems and messages from nearly 80 famous names and is available for £25. A limited edition costs £100 and has one piece of original artwork.

All profits from book sales go to the Claire Elizabeth Wadley Forget Me Not Fund for Leukaemia Research.  www.thebutterflybook.co.uk

SOURCE:  uk.news.yahoo.com


1 Comment on “Stars contribute to Charity Book”

  1. Wow, this is really great! Typical Kate to do such cool things (:


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