A group of celebrities have teamed up with Daphne’s restaurant to give their own
unique interpretation of a pen and ink sketch to raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital
The sketch – a simple heart-shaped design created by East London illustrator, Emiloumakes – was
inspired by the children’s cardiology unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the money raised from the
sale will be put towards a four bed bay on the new cardiac ward. The new ward will provide families with
modern facilities where a parent or carer can stay by their child’s bedside in comfort.
The 13 unique works, which will sell for £1,000 each, were created by an array of actors, presenters,
artists, designers and musicians including Alison Jackson, Helena Bonham Carter, Zaha Hadid, Victoria
Pendleton, Jade Jagger, Jessie J, Ronnie Wood and Bill Nighy. The budding Picassos were given free rein
with the simple heart sketch and were at liberty to interpret and embellish it as they wished, offering the
public a unique and rare insight into their minds and personal style through their own creative
“A host of celebrities, including Bill Nighy, Jade Jagger, Alison Jackson and Jessie J have used the image of
a heart and drawn some fantastic pieces that will be exhibited and for sale in the restaurant, which
celebrates its 50th anniversary next year.” Says Richard Caring, owner of Daphne’s restaurant.
The 50cm x 70cm paintings will be hung in Daphne’s 4 September
until Tuesday, 1 October.