SOPHIE’S Secret Art Auction was meant to be a small school fundraiser but has grown into an amazing bi-annual event with some incredible (and very famous…) artists now involved.

Since 2018, #sophiespostcard secret auctions have raised over £46,000 for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. The response from artists for this summer’s art auction has been phenomenal. The auction goes live on eBay for ten days starting Thursday, 30th June 2022 with the final day on Saturday, 9th July 2022. #sophiespostcard is organised by art teacher Miranda Pennington and since 2018, St Richard’s Catholic

College has raised over £46,000 for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. #sophiespostcard is in memory of former pupil, Sophie Maria Taylor, who was cared for by The Royal Marsden but lost her life to cancer on 5th April 2017. You can see the 800+ postcards that have been donated so far on www.sophiespostcard.com/ postcards2022 There is one month until the artist deadline and we have had commitments from many, many wonderful artists this year and with artwork arriving every day we hope

to get close to 1000 postcards. If you want to donate your artwork the deadline for artwork to arrive is Friday, 10th June 2022. Send to #sophiespostcards, St Richard’s Catholic College, Ashdown Road, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1SE #sophiespostcard is a secret auction consisting of original postcard-sized artworks, donated by professional artists, up-and-coming artists, children and the general public. As the auction is secret and bidders don’t know which artist’s work they’re bidding on, part of the fun is trying to recognise the signature style of the hand that drew the artwork.

#sophiespostcard offers collectors and first-time buyers the chance to purchase unique works of art by leading figures from the art and cultural world, a favourite local artist or perhaps by a Year 7 pupil. The auction All postcards have a starting bid of just £1 and are auctioned on eBay, making it accessible to buyers around the globe. Auction is live on eBay for ten days starting Thursday, 30th June 2022 with the final day on Saturday, 9th July 2022.

See www.sophiespostcard.com for full details.

Contact: Miranda Pennington at: sophiespostcard@strichardscc.com