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Liverpool FC-inspired Mackenzie Thorpe painting to raise money for The Children’s Charity Ball

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Liverpool FC-inspired Mackenzie Thorpe painting to raise money for The Children’s Charity Ball

Mackenzie Thorpe is one of the UK’s best loved artists and he is gifting some of his work

World-renowned artist Mackenzie Thorpe will be supporting The Children’s Charity Ball at Thornton Hall Hotel this Saturday (November 16), by gifting 15 hand embellished, limited edition prints from his original Shankly Gates painting, to raise funds for the Variety charity.
The limited edition prints depict a father and son, standing in front of the famous Shankly Gates at Anfield, the home of Liverpool FC. Every piece in this exclusive collection is unique, with the artist putting his own individual stamp on the pieces, adding a special personalised touch to this emotive image.
At last years event, Mackenzie’s You’re My World prints raised £28,000, and this year proceeds from the artist’s donation will go towards the purchase of a Variety minibus for Hilbre School in West Kirby.
Mackenzie Thorpe said:
“I’m thrilled to be supporting The Children’s Charity Ball again this year and after raising nearly £30,000 last year, I hope that Shankly Gates can raise the same amount, if not more this time around.
“The symbolism of the gates with those iconic ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ words above them, says everything there is to be said about this great city; it seems to me that the people of Liverpool never walk alone, the area is all about community, family, football and humour and I tried to capture a bit of these values, in the piece.
“It is such a worthy cause and a great example of a community going that extra mile and supporting its young people. I am so proud to be involved again.
Lyn Staunton, northwest development director at Variety, said:

“It is an honour to have Mackenzie involved again this year and we are very grateful that he has taken time out from his busy schedule to create 15 limited edition prints to auction off.

“Money raised from his awe-inspiring prints will go towards a Variety sunshine coach for the disadvantaged children of Hilbre School. The Sunshine coach will enable the pupils to take-part in extra-curricular activities and travel to and from school, and to integrate more into the local community.”

One of the biggest-selling British artists of the last 30 years, Mackenzie Thorpe’s work is rooted in authenticity, embodied in emotional expression and always carries a message of hope.
Mackenzie’s journey has taken him from the shipyards of Middlesbrough to internationally-acclaimed artist, and his working-class roots in the north of England inspire his atmospheric and poignant pictures.


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