During this time of shielding and lockdown, CPT Patron Mike Tindall MBE teamed up with renowned artist, Ben Mosley (www.benmosleyart.com) - who was appointed as an official artist for Team GB earlier this year - to raise money for Mike’s charitable causes. Ben produced a unique painting for the auction called ‘Stadium of Life’ which paid tribute to all those who are helping save so many lives during this time of crisis. As well as the painting, there were a number of other items auctioned to raise money for the same charities including 50 limited edition A3 prints of Ben’s work.

The auction raised an incredible £57k and we'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported this online event - such fabulous prizes, so many wonderful and generous people! We are very grateful.

Mike said,

“Ben created an amazing and uplifting painting which really captures the spirit of the incredible things that people are doing to get through the challenging times that we are living through at the moment.  All proceeds of the painting will be split between NHS Charities Together, the charity supporting our NHS, and two charities that are significant to me and need our help as they operate through these hard times: The Cure Parkinson’s Trust and the Matt Hampson Foundation.” 

"The Stadium of Life" was explained by Ben:

“The NHS and the key workers have done an amazing job saving lives and keeping us fed and safe since Covid-19 became a national and global pandemic. I wanted to create a metaphorical piece of art that celebrated and acknowledged their sacrifice and efforts. I appreciate that the painting shows a crowd of people coming together in a stadium, which is not something we can do at present physically, but it is the spirit of the public and the feeling of gratitude and pride that we have for our NHS and brave key workers that I wanted to capture. I felt a crowd celebrating in a stadium was the best way I could depict this in a way that people could relate to. Sports stadiums are where heroes are made and celebrated throughout all of time. In the painting I wanted to give the nurses, doctors and all the other key workers a platform where they could be remembered by future generations as heroes for saving countless lives in years to come.”

Will Cook, CEO of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust said,

“We are incredibly grateful to Mike for putting together this auction to raise funds and support for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust. This is a very difficult time for all charities and with so many of our events cancelled, finding new and creative ways to generate funds is crucial so that our vital work can continue.”

The Stadium of Life Painting by Ben Mosley 

                                                                                                                                      

 

Watch a timelapsed recording of Ben as he paints this wonderful piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ghh9t_3qPc