Charity online auction launched by Leyburn auctioneers

Billy Connolly's Malkie's Day Off.

A Marie Curie timed online art auction has been launched by Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn.

Featuring over thirty works donated by leading artists, the funds raised will help Marie Curie care for people with terminal illness and their families.

The auction include artworks by the likes of Ken Howard, Billy Connolly and Tania Still.

Marie Curie’s head of special events, Susan Boissier, said: “Just at the time our hospices, community nursing services, and support line are needed more than ever as part of the national coronavirus response, our income has been decimated.

“In people’s homes and in Marie Curie’s hospices, the charity is caring for people with terminal illnesses and providing emotional support to their families. However, as the charity has stepped up its support for the nation, its fundraising income has been devastated by the impact of the coronavirus.

“We are delighted to launch this exclusive online art auction, kindly hosted by Tennants.

“Together, we can continue to raise funds to support Marie Curie Nurses and hospice staff who are on the frontlines providing vital care when it is needed the most.”

Jane Tennant, director of Tennants Auctioneers, said: “We are delighted to be able to support this fantastic auction to raise money for such a vital charity.

“Cancer impacts so many lives, and the work that Marie Curie does is invaluable. The auction is a chance for people to get behind the charity, and at the same time purchase a new piece of art for their homes.”

The auction is now open bidding at

It will end on November 3.