How about the chance to own a piece of unique footballing history while also donating to a wonderful and worthwhile charity in the process? Fancy a bit of that?
Well, the biggest sporting moment from footballing heroes Wayne Rooney, Theo Walcott and Steven Gerrard have been immortalised on canvas and will be auctioned from September 4 to 14 for Willow – the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days.
Britain’s top sporting heroes Mo Farah, Lewis Hamilton, AP McCoy, Theo Walcott, Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, Andy Murray, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Sir Ben Ainslie, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Hannah Cockroft and Christine Ohuruogu have all taken part in Sportwaves.
The stunning collection depicts a fine art portrait of the sportsman in action, combined with a digital soundwave of the moment captured.
Each original artwork has been signed by the sporting great and will available to view at the public exhibition, and to bid for online in the charity auction. Artwork is available to view now at www.sportwaves.org.
Each piece has been created by artist Rob Highton, whose stunning work includes paintings of sporting heroes, music and popular culture, and Tim Wakefield, a new media artist whose work features the exuberant infusion of digital sound waves with paintings.
“The combination of fine art and high profile sporting heroes is an exciting match for any sport or art lover. The Sportwaves collection captures special moments in sporting history. Funds raised at auction will enable Willow to provide its own special moments for those living with life threatening conditions at a time when they need it most,” said Bob Wilson, Willow co-founder and Life President.
To date Willow has provided more than 10,000 Special Days for people living with cancer, cystic fibrosis, motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy, organ failure and Huntington’s, amongst other conditions.
These Special Days enable them and their families to reconnect and refocus on each other while enjoying an activity of their choosing. A day for them, a day about them and a day that will create memories they will treasure forever.
Willow was founded by former Arsenal goalkeeper and TV presenter, Bob Wilson and his wife, Megs, as a lasting memorial to their daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged 31.
The artwork, along with other top British sportsmen and women will be on show at a public exhibition, September 9 & 10 at Bonhams, London W1.
For more information about Willow visit www.willowfoundation.org.uk or telephone 01707 259777.
Captain Steven Gerrard’s goal-scoring header leads the way to victory against Milan. The Liverpool fans jump to their feet, singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and scream ‘GOAL!’ at the 2005 UEFA Champions League final in Istanbul.
Theo’s sure foot hitting the ball during his amazing volley is enough to send the most beautiful sound waves reverberating around the Stade Vélodrome, against Marseille in the 2013 Champions League.
Wayne performs the best bicycle kick ever, against the sound of the fans singing ‘Glory, Glory Man United’, to give Manchester United the win against home town rivals City, Old Trafford 2011.