Pocklington Rotary Club backing Captain Tom Foundation with sale of watercolour artwork

Pocklington Rotary Club members are looking to accrue funds for the Captain Tom Foundation which was set up following the death of the fundraising hero.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 8:19 am
The watercolour painting of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

The club is trying to sell at least 100 prints of a detailed watercolour painting of Captain Sir Tom Moore by one of its members as part of the foundation’s 100 Challenge.

The foundation has been set up to ensure Tom’s message of hope becomes a lasting legacy.

It’s aim is to help combat loneliness, championing education and equality and supporting the NHS.

Captain Tom, who raised millions for charity in the run-up to his 100th birthday by completing 100 circuits of his garden, united the nation during the pandemic and gave hope when it was needed most.

A spokesman said: “Pocklington Rotary have joined the challenge and are raising money for the foundation by selling at least 100 prints of a detailed watercolour painting of Captain Tom by one of our members.

“The painting was inspired from the photograph which appeared in the Rotary Magazine and is probably the most well-known image of him as he completed his walk epitomising his grit and determination.

“These prints are of very high quality by GT Graphics in Pocklington and reproduce the original watercolour in all its detail and colour.

“Each print will be titled ‘Inspiring Hope’, signed and numbered by the artist.

“The cost of the print and postage will be taken from your donation but all of the remainder will go to the Captain Tom Foundation.

“His family are happy for us to sell a limited edition and have prints themselves.

“If you would like further information about suggested donation and print sizes please email [email protected]