Auction supports Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
MFAA chairman Warren McCabe-Smith challenged artists to 'Paint Patric' in order to raise fund to support Pancreatic Cancer Research UK.
Warren said, "My brother-in-law Steve was suddenly struck by pancreatic cancer in the first year of marriage to my sister Stacey and died from the disease shortly afterwards. You can imagine what a shock this was for the whole family.
When I realised that actor Patrick Swayze had died from pancreatic cancer I came up with the idea to raise funds towards pancreatic cancer research and used posts on social media to challenge artists to create artwork using the images of Patrick. The idea met with an enthusiastic response raising some £500".
MFAA is extremely grateful to everyone who sent in their 'Patrick' artwork from within the UK and from abroad. Warren explained, "I was amazed and a little overwhelmed by the response I had and didn't expect to get entries from artists across Europe, which was fantastic. I wish to thank everyone for their support."