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DOODLES by celebrities including Ant & Dec, Queen guitarist Brian May and Harry Redknapp have been transformed into mini artworks to raise funds for cancer charity Macmillan.

Award-winning Ringwood artist Danny Byrne took the efforts of a whole host of celebrities and added his magic to turn them into unique creations which will be auctioned off in aid of the Macmillan unit at Christchurch hospital.

He has also had contributions from footballer Marcus Rashford, comics Michael MacIntyre and Russell Kane, actor Martin Clunes and band The Vamps.

Danny Byrne with his celebrity artworks
Danny Byrne with his celebrity artworks

Danny said: “My wife Denise had cancer four years ago and was extremely lucky to make a full recovery.

"We have both been involved in fundraising for Bournemouth hospital and have wanted to do the same for the Mac Unit for some time.”

Dubbed Canvas for the Mac, the eBay auction will feature doodles, sketches and even lyrics from stars of TV, sport and music.

The Ant & Dec artwork features their signatures and stickmen doodles by the duo incorporated into a jungle scene to reflect the success of their TV show I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!

The auction will also feature paintings by Dorset-based wildlife artist Jonathan Truss along with creations by Christchurch artist Mark van Wingerden.

Canvases will be on show at the Captain’s Club and Spa in Christchurch in May 2022, with the online auction taking place for 10 days at the end of May.



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