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05
Feb
Top artist mixes paint with passion for Leukaemia CARE

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Leukaemia Care, Charity

  • Snowcase Helmet

Top contemporary artist, Bob McNamara aka "Rogue One" from Glasgow is involved in an exciting art initiative, with proceeds being raised for Leukaemia CARE after his brother passed away from the disease.

The project, named 'Snowcase', will see 15 one-off helmets auctioned off to help raise much-needed funds for nine charities, including Leukaemia CARE.

Commissioned by Trespass, the UK outdoor clothing brand, the online auction launched this week on eBay (www.trespass.com/snowcase). The online auction, which will run for a total of 10 days, features a diverse range of creative designs. Bob’s helmet is an unusual moulded skull design but he is usually notorious for his colourful street murals

Trespass director Usman Khushi said, "We wanted to tap into the amazing talents of contemporary artists living in the UK and harness their skills to help those in need. The custom designed helmets each completely epitomise the artist behind each.

"We hope to raise a substantial amount of money, which will go towards improving the quality of life of others. Every penny raised from the auction will go directly to each of the nine charities selected by the artists."

Bob McNamara said, "When I was first approached by Trespass, I was slightly hesitant, as I'm more used painting large-scale walls and gable ends, so small snowboard helmets were definitely a new medium. However, when I heard that my designs would be auctioned off for charity I jumped at the chance.

He added, "My brother passed away from leukaemia and due to this I'm really keen to support a charity such as Leukaemia CARE, who are doing great things. I hope the money raised can help benefit those facing and affected by blood cancer."

Kevin Hateley, Fundraising Manager at Leukaemia CARE, said: “We are delighted to hear that Rogue One has chosen to support Leukaemia CARE in this unique and exciting project. We rely 100% on our fundraisers and I don’t think we have ever had anyone support us in this way before. Rogue One is an extremely talented artist and we’re really excited to see the final design.

To see Rogue One’s helmet design and visit the eBay auction go to www.trespass.com/snowcase