Twelve Year Old Artist’s Drawing Raises £100k For Charity News

Twelve Year Old Artist’s Drawing Raises £100k For Charity

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Time icon March 9, 2021

The 12-year-old boy’s art project has raised nearly £ 100,000 solely intended for a charity after 250 artists came forward to help him.

Noah, who has hydrocephalus, epilepsy and cerebral palsy, began drawing cardboard at home in Dedham, Essex, last year.


His father posted on Instagram, asking artists to complete the photos.

They were displayed in a gallery before being auctioned for the Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals Charity.

Two pieces of art

Mr. Jones sent the backgrounds that his son created to the artists, who finished them and posted them back.

More than 200 pieces were then sold on eBay and raised more than £ 80,000, some of which were made through book sales containing art and donations.

Noah plus dad plus painting

Noah’s father Nathan Jones said at first they hoped they would raise £ 500 and “were astonished and surprised” by the total amount.

Thanking The Doctors

He said it was a perfect way to thank the doctors who “played a big role” in Noah’s life.

“It smashed our expectations out of the park. We would like to say a massive thank you once again to all the artists involved,” he said.

“We would also like to thank everyone for their kind bids.

“The money raised will make a huge difference to many families like ours.”

International Art Project

Artists from the UK, Colombia, Italy, Spain, France, Sweden, Germany, the US and Australia all collaborated with Noah on the project.

social media post

The family decided to make the art into a book, called Background Bob, and the work was exhibited at the Firstsite gallery in Colchester.

“We just started this as a way to pass time, but it turned into something very special,” said Mr Jones.

“I feel like we have created a little piece of history over lockdown and hopefully the art is a reflection of a moment in time, that will become a bit collectable.”

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