100% Charity the entire proceeds of this auction will go to charity - The Cure Parkinson’s Trust - please bid generously
Truly Unique For auction here is a top quality collectible china candleholder, which has been designed and signed by Ricky Gervias. It is the only one that has been, or ever will be, made. The artwork was drawn on a special template provided to Ricky Gervais in a personal invitation from The Cure Parkinson’s Trust. The design has been kiln-fired onto the candleholder, during the manufacturing process, to make it permanent. Remember - the item for auction here is truly unique - it is the only one of its design to exist.
Quality This is a top quality, bone china candleholder, made in Stoke on Trent and filled with 100 hour white wax. It is approximately 75mm in diameter and 92mm tall and comes in a specially made presentation box.
COA included with the item is a Certificate of Authenticity signed by The Cure Parkinson’s Trust’s Managing Director.
Comedian, writer and actor Ricky Gervais became widely famous with his television series The Office which he co-wrote and in which he played the lead role of David Brent. He also starred in the subsequent television series Extras which he also co-wrote. Ricky has performed several stand-up comedy tours and wrote the Flanimals book series. He has won a multitude of BAFTA, British Comedy, Golden Globe, Emmy and Rose d’Or awards for his work.
Similar Items See our other auctions … this candleholder is one of a series of 34 celebrity designed and signed candleholders we are auctioning. Only one candleholder of each of the 34 designs has been made … making them all truly unique. Additionally we are auctioning 10 hand signed photographs sent to us by celebrities in response to our appeal for support.
ILLUMINATE was started by campaigner Becky Hurd, who at the age of 29, newly married and looking forward to starting a family, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Her campaign to throw light on the condition is designed to help raise public awareness of Parkinson’s and to update people’s perceptions of it - for example that it affects young people as well as old.
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Thank You so much for your interest in this auction and to all the celebrities who have generously supported our ILLUMINATE campaign. We are also grateful to Shearer Candles of Glasgow who kindly donated their services to wax fill the candleholders.
Parkinson’s is a degenerative neurological condition, which affects over 120,000 people in the UK. Frequently considered an old person’s disease, Parkinson’s can affect anyone at any time. There is an increasing incidence for people in their 20s and 30s to be given this devastating diagnosis. Parkinson’s doesn’t kill…it imprisons… ultimately removing all control over natural movement. There is currently no cure…for a young person, it becomes a life sentence. However, we believe that a cure is within reach, and with your help, we will be able to accelerate the research process and make it happen.
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust has one clear aim - to cure Parkinson’s. We fund innovative research projects and inspirational scientists, and our dynamic research profile since the charity was formed five years ago has uncovered new targets for the treatment of Parkinson’s. In addition, we bring scientists together to improve communication and collaboration. Founded by patients, and driven by our patient supporters who are demanding new treatments, we are passionate about finding a cure and making a positive impact on the lives of those living with Parkinson’s.
Charity Number 1111816