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York to hold art sale for multiple sclerosis charity

York to hold art sale for multiple sclerosis charity
5th November 2010

Art lovers have been urged to take the opportunity to get hold of a unique piece of work, while supporting a multiple sclerosis charity in the process.

The Secret Art Show is being held by the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Trust in York, with a number of household names selling their own sketches and paintings, the York Press reports.

More than 600 12cm x 12cm artworks will be on sale for £25 each. The catch is that each piece is signed on the back, but the buyer will not know the identity of the artist until the end of the three-week show.

Those demonstrating their artistic prowess include Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu, playwright Alan Bennett and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.

"I'm participating because I think initiatives to raise awareness that involve creativity like this always provide an added dimension to fund-raising," Mr Llewelyn-Bowen told the publication.

According to research from the MS Society, more than 100,000 people in the UK are currently living with the condition.

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