Published: 00:05, 24 January 2016
Even in death David Bowie will continue influencing lives, with a sketch of the beloved artist set to fetch a fine price in aid of The Stacey Mowle Appeal.
Gravesend artist Jay Pritchard is the man behind the drawing, which has already attracted bids approaching three figures in an online auction to raise money for the appeal’s Stacey’s Smiles charity.
“I was just doing a test drawing of David Bowie and I was approached by The Stacey Mowle Appeal,” explained Jay.
“What I am proposing to do now is to auction it off and get the highest amount for it I have ever got for one of my drawings.
“I have never done something like this before so they are helping me auction it and every penny made will go to the charity.”
The appeal was the Messenger’s Charity of the Year for 2015 as it raised funds to give Stacey the chance to receive life-saving cancer treatment in America
Stacey tragically passed away from the disease in March last year, aged just nine, but the appeal has set up Stacey’s Smiles to help other cancer battling youngsters.
Appeal member Steve Nash is grateful for Jay’s support.
“I grew up with Jay’s sister so I sort of knew Jay and had seen his work previously,” he said.
“Warren (Stacey’s father) contacted Jay to ask if he would kindly consider auctioning his brilliant Bowie artwork for our new charity, Jay kindly agreed.
You can place a bid for Jay’s drawing at ebay. The auction ends on January 27.