Rupert Grint Biography: Keech Charity Rupert Grint Butterfly Painting

Rupert Grint’s butterfly artwork set to benefit adult and children’s hospice charity

Media release: 17th February 2010
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Press Release


Harry Potter star, Rupert Grint, has used his creative talents to support Keech Hospice Care’s adult and children’s hospices – a charity located close to his Hertfordshire home.

The wizard star is known to enjoy drawing and painting in his spare time and has produced an elaborate, coloured butterfly sketch – a theme which was chosen to represent the beauty of all lives, however short they may be.

Grint’s artwork will join the creations of many other celebrities including Coldplay, Theo Walcott and Fearne Cotton.

The special group of paintings, named ‘The Chrysalis Collection’, will be auctioned off on the popular auction website EBay in March and Rupert is expected to be a popular choice.

“We have been overwhelmed by the generous response of so many celebrities,” Keech fundraiser Laura Devine said.

“We are delighted Rupert has chosen to support his local hospice charity, especially because many of the children we care for are big fans of the Harry Potter star.

“Rupert’s masterpiece features many faces inside the butterfly’s wings, each with their own quirky expression and unique character – a true Harry Potter creation that will have the fans thrilled!”

The auction will run from 19th to 28th March and there will be a public exhibition of the star-studded artwork throughout the month at the Stockwood Discovery Centre in Luton, nearby the site of the hospices.

All proceeds will help Keech Hospice Care continue supporting adult and children with life-limiting illnesses, and their families.

To find out more The Chrysalis Collection and how you can become the lucky owner of this exclusive Grint piece, visit www.keech.org.uk/chrysalis or call 01582 707940.


Press Enquiries: Please contact Sally Airey at Keech Hospice Care via email at sairey@keech.org.uk or call on 01582 497874.

Notes to Editors


About The Chrysalis Collection:

The Chrysalis Collection is an exclusive group of butterfly inspired paintings, each one created by a well-known celebrity.

The celebrities who have already provided paintings are:

Alastair Stewart
Aled Jones
Alesha Dixon
Billy Byrne
Chris Westall
Claudia Winkleman
Coldplay
David Coulthard
Eddie Jordan
Edith Bowman
Elaine Paige
Fearne Cotton
Gaby Logan
Gail Porter
Gethin Jones
Gloria Hunniford
Holly Willoughby
Jake Humphrey
Jenson Button (signed by the star, painted by ITV presenter Louise Goodman in the style of Jenson’s helmet)
Julian Clary
Justin Fletcher
Kara Tointon
Katherine Jenkins
Keith Chegwin
Kenny Logan
Kirsten O’Brien
Lorna Fitzgerald
Lucy Speed
Madeline Duggan
Martin Brundle
Martin Kemp
Nick Knowles
Noddy Holder
Pam Rhodes
Rupert Grint
Shirlie Kemp
Sooty, Sweep and Soo
Theo Walcott
Thomas Law
Tim Westwood
Tony Blackburn

Each painting will be framed and on display in the Stockwood Discovery Centre in Luton, just off the M1, from the 1st to 28th March.

Each painting will be auctioned off on EBay in a 10-day auction.

About Keech Hospice Care:

Keech Hospice Care provides specialist palliative care for adults and children diagnosed with life-limiting conditions.

The charity’s adult hospice cares for patients across Luton and South Bedfordshire and its children’s hospice supports children and their families across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes.

The aim of Keech Hospice Care is to help patients enjoy the highest quality of life, while providing vital support for their family and friends throughout their loved one’s illness and in their bereavement.

All of the charity’s services are provided free of charge, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To keep these services running, the charity relies on the communities it serves to raise 75% of its funds.

Images:

Images of the butterfly artwork and the charity will be supplied upon request.

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