Prince Harry helps to judge the 2021 photographic competition for his WellChild UK Patronage

WellChild UK Patron, Prince Harry acted as Chair of Judges in a photographic competition called Hopes and Dreams: My Life through a Lens, for the children and young people that the WellChild charity supports. The charity makes it possible for children and young people with exceptional health needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital, wherever possible.

The 4 winners of the Hopes and Dreams photo competition were announced at the same time that WellChild is hosting a contemporary art auction as a fund raiser for their organization. The auction, that can be viewed via the on-line platform Artsy until the end of October 2021, features contemporary art from renowned artists.
A piece of art in the WellChild auction

Of the young people at WellChild and their photographic work Prince Harry states: “the children and families I’ve had the honour of meeting over my years working with WellChild have shown incredible optimism, courage, and resilience. I wasn’t only proud to participate as a judge in this exhibition—I was deeply moved by each and every photograph, as they capture a moment and say so much about their personal story. Every person who is part of the WellChild family is a true inspiration. Congratulations to all the entries and a special cheer to the winners!”

More art in the WellChild auction

WellChild write that the art auction is needed to raise urgent funds for the charity. They added that COVID saw them lose 60% of their forecasted income and yet the demand for their services from families caring for some of the most vulnerable children and young people in society 'sky-rocketed' during this period. 

WellChild send out a huge thanks to the artists who have generously donated work for the auction.

(A selection of some of my favourite pieces from the auction are included in this post)

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