GOSH Cheque Presentation at Silverstone, British Grand Prix 2016

Wednesday 13 July 2016 Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of Formula One Management, presented a cheque for £15,000 to staff and patients from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity at this weekend's British Grand Prix. The funds raised are from the recent sale of the World Champions in Art Collection to the four times World Champion Sebastian Vettel.

World Champions In Art was a collaboration between the Artist Mark Dickens and Keith Sutton CEO of Sutton Images, who generously donated the funds to the charity. The collection drew upon the extensive photographic library of Sutton Images to create 32 brand new paintings, each one celebrating one of the most important World Champions in Formula One history in Mark's trademark style.

An additional painting was created acknowledging Bernie Ecclestone and his contribution to Formula One and it was the sale of this painting as part of the collection that resulted in the presentation. The generous donation is part of the Formula One Community's support for the charity which has helped to raise vital funds for the hospital since 2004.

Keith Sutton – CEO Sutton Images

"Sutton Images are immensely proud to have once again supported Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, this time through the collaboration with the Artist Mark Dickens to produce the World Champions in Art Collection. I would personally like to thank Sebastian Vettel and the Formula One community for their continued support in helping to improve the lives of young children"

Mark Dickens – Artist

"It was a huge pleasure for me to have made this painting knowing that the proceeds have been donated to the charity. The Great Ormond Street Hospital patients face many battles in their young lives. Seeing their brave smiling faces in the F1 paddock certainly puts things into perspective. I feel honoured to be able to play a small part in making a difference.

"A very special thank you to Sebastian Vettel for buying this painting. He is a great champion and humanitarian"

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About Mark Dickens:

Mark Dickens is a British artist whose work has shot to acclaim in the United Arab Emirates, USA and Europe.

He recently finished an art commission for Bernie Ecclestone to create a painting representing the essence and dynamism of each Grand Prix circuit and host city. Each artwork was subsequently presented to the respective promoter.

In 2009 Mark was commissioned by Abu Dhabi Motor Sport Management to commemorate the opening of the Yas Marina circuit and has also collaborated on various art projects with Pirelli.

Mark's work can also be found in the Royal collections of H.H.Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al MNahyan, New Guggenheim Museum Abu Dhabi and also private and public collections around the world.

About Formula One and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

  • Young patients were treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Silverstone Paddock thanks to F1 and its ongoing relationship with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity
  • This is the twelfth year that Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity has partnered with the F1 community.
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity needs to raise about £100 million a year to help rebuild and refurbish Great Ormond Street Hospital, provide vital up-to-date equipment and fund research into better treatments for the children. You can help us to provide world class care for our patients and families.