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Doug Hyde collectors raise £100,000 for the NHS in just three hours!


At 4pm yesterday Whitewall Galleries unveiled a new limited edition from award winning British artist Doug Hyde which represented a heartfelt thank you message to frontline carers. Within three hours the edition had sold out, and the original had also been sold at a record breaking price, raising in excess of £100,000 for the NHS Charities Covid 19 Appeal. The piece, entitled simply ‘Thank You’, features five of Doug’s signature characters clapping for carers against the backdrop of the rainbow which has come to symbolise hope during this global crisis. Doug commented: “ I think this is my proudest achievement as an artist so far to have been able to contribute in this way.” The overwhelming response of thanks from carers but also disappointment at missing out on the edition has led to an unprecedented decision to extend it from 595 to 999, and the additional copies are now available – but for how long?! We have raised our target to £150,000 and are confident that the generosity of Doug’s collectors and fans will ensure that we reach it. Meanwhile, Doug has created a personal thank you to everyone – a line drawing of ‘Thank You’ for children to colour and display in their windows. (Remember to take photos and share the love on social media!)