How To Give It with David Sims, Chantal Joffe and a tribute to Princess Diana

Andrew Marr, Chantal Joffe and Greg Wise work at auction in support of The National Brain Appeal

One of the Mystery Artist envelopes designed for The National Brain Appeal

The National Brain Appeal’s annual art fundraiser is back, this year centered around the theme of movement – whether it’s traveling to faraway places or moving through everyday life. All proceeds from envelope-based artwork (£85) will support vital projects at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Pieces by Andrew Marr, Chantal Joffe and actor Greg Wise are up for grabs. The problem? The identity of each artist will be concealed until the end of the exhibition. November 3 to 6,

LS Lowry go to game raises funds for The Players Foundation

Go to the Game, 1953, by LS Lowry

Going to the Match, 1953, by LS Lowry © Christie’s Images Ltd, 2022

Before making a name for himself painting scenes of industrial England, British artist LS Lowry worked as a rent collector, only devoting himself fully to art after retiring in 1952. go to game, completed a year later, is the most famous of Lowry’s football paintings, most of them set under stormy Bolton skies. Now the work is auctioned as part of Christie’s Modern British and Irish Art Evening Sale (estimate, £5-8m), with all proceeds going to The Players Foundation, an organization charity supporting past and present footballers with health and financial challenges. October 19,

David Sims, David Bailey, Tim Walker and more unite for War Child

Kate Moss, Calvin Klein Jeans, 1993, by David Sims

Kate Moss, Calvin Klein Jeans, 1993, by David Sims

Gardening Glove, Northumberland, England, 1998, by Tim Walker

Gardening Glove, Northumberland, England, 1998, by Tim Walker

Photographic prints including a David Sims portrait of Kate Moss, a backstage photo from a 1990s Maison Martin Margiela show by Anders Edström and Tim Walker’s gardening glove, northumberland, england, are all being sold for £125 to raise money for War Child, the organization which supports, protects and educates children affected by war. The print editions remain open for the duration of the sale – organized by Dust Off – and all proceeds will go to charity. Until November 30,

A Michael Kors capsule collection to fight food poverty

Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop Love Pouch, £55
Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop Love Pouch, £55

For the ninth consecutive year, Michael Kors has partnered with the United Nations World Food Program in its march towards Zero Hunger. The special edition ‘Love Makes The World Go Round’ collection features two products with graffiti-style messages from multimedia artist Bonny Guo (aka NYSOMETIMES): a black tote (£95) and a matching clutch ( £55). 100% of the proceeds will go to WFP’s school meals programme, while another 50 meals can be donated by posting a selfie with Instagram’s ‘Share Your Heart’ filter. Until October 31,

Limited-edition Mezcal to help replant the Amazon

Annabel's for Amazon mezcal, £120
Annabel’s for Amazon mezcal, £120

For every bottle of Annabel’s for Amazon mezcal (£120) purchased, 35 trees are planted. The London Members Club and Caring Family Foundation have partnered with The Lost Explorer Mezcal on a limited range of 1,000 bottles to support the goal of planting one million trees in the Amazon rainforest by March 2024. This initiative hopes to contribute tens of thousands to that goal, with an additional 2.5 trees planted for every signature drink sold at Annabel’s Bar.

Never-before-seen photos of Denis O’Regan benefit children’s charity GOSH

David Bowie in California in 1983, photographed by Denis O'Regan
David Bowie in California in 1983, photographed by Denis O’Regan

To celebrate the 69th birthday of punk-era photographer Denis O’Regan, a set of 15 of his prints – nine classics; six unreleased – is sold to raise funds for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. The collection (individual prints from £800) offers a mini retrospective of O’Regan’s career highlights: a tour with David Bowie, behind the scenes with Keith Richards in 1988 and a trip to Budapest with Freddie Mercury. 10% of profits will be donated to GOSH. October 24 to January 1, 2023,

Animal portraits benefiting Arctic conservation projects

Majesty, 2022, by Sophie Green

Majesty, 2022, by Sophie Green

After visiting the Arctic last year, artist and conservationist Sophie Green was inspired to paint the effects of climate change. The result, a series of 14 hyper-realistic animal portraits (from £10,000) is to be exhibited and sold at London’s OXO Tower Gallery, with at least 30% of sales going to conservation projects. Among Green’s subjects are prowling snow leopards, leaping penguins and an arctic polar bear. November 2 to 13,

Princess Diana-inspired specs to raise funds for Orbis

One of the limited edition sunglasses designed by Tom Davies

One of the limited edition sunglasses designed by Tom Davies

Diana, Princess of Wales, loved a pair of trendy sunglasses: Ray-Ban Wayfarers on the runways and tortoiseshell aviators on her tour of Egypt in 1992. Her passion sparked the eyewear designer’s imagination British Tom Davies, who designed three limited editions. edition styles inspired by the late princess for a silent charity auction. All proceeds will go to Orbis, a charity fighting preventable blindness; the reserve price alone (£300) is enough to save the eyesight of 60 people. October 18,

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