14 October 2009
Macmillan Cancer Support and De’Longhi today announce that the fabulous Fearne Cotton will be hosting the third annual Macmillan De’Longhi Art Auction on 29th September at The Avenue St James’s. Fearne, one of the UK’s top radio and television presenters, is a fervent supporter of Macmillan as well as a keen painter.
Supported by world renowned artists including Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk, Sam Taylor-Wood, Mary McCartney, Alison Jackson and Sacha Jafri, amongst others, each piece has been donated to help improve the lives ofpeople affected by cancer.
Of her involvement Fearne said:
'I’m really proud to be hosting this year’s event, which is set to be a fantastic evening. It’s a privilege to be able to support Macmillan Cancer Support and I’m looking forward to the excitement of the live auction, with so many fantastic pieces of art on offer!'
The Macmillan De'Longhi Art Auction, now in its third year, has become a leading event in London’s social calendar. Over the past two years the event, created by De’Longhi, leader in premium coffee machines, has raised over £200,000.
Nigel Wainwright, Managing Director, De'Longhi UK said:
'We are delighted that Fearne is hosting the auction – with her love of art she was an obvious choice and is, of course, a natural presenter.
'As a brand dedicated to design and innovation, we are privileged to be working with, and raising awareness for, such noteworthy artists, while at the same time maximising donations for such a valuable cause.'
This year’s auction is expected to raise more than £100,000, which will be donated to the total raised from Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which takes place this September. The money raised will be used to provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support to people living with cancer as well as their family and carers.