London, August 2020 – Frank Stephenson Design is delighted to announce that the charity auction of original design sketches from the popular “How I Designed…?” YouTube series is now live. All proceeds from the auction are in aid of Harrison’s Fund – a not-for-profit charity raising funds in the effort to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
The sketches from all seven videos will be auctioned for charity, allowing fans the chance to purchase an original sketch of the MINI, Fiat 500, Escort Cosworth, BMW X5, Ferrari F430, Maserati MC12 and McLaren P1.
Alongside the original design sketch, the highest bidder of each lot will also receive a beautifully re-worked version of the sketch, hand-drawn by Frank himself.
Harrison’s Fund was founded by Alex Smith after his now 13-year-old son, Harrison, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2011 and he became aware that there is no cure for the condition. Duchenne is a rare, fatal degenerative genetic disease affecting children across the world which results in every muscle in the body eventually shutting down.
Supporting the charity auction is television personality, and one half of the hit show “Wheeler Dealers”, Ant Anstead, who is also a patron for Harrison’s Fund. Frank & Ant will be speaking about all things cars and the charity auction on a special Instagram Live hosted on Ant’s Instagram Channel on August 9th.
On the Charity Auction, Frank added: “Harrison’s Fund is something that I care very dearly about and the work that they are doing to raise funds to cure Duchene Muscular Dystrophy is outstanding. I was made aware of the charity by a friend of mine and to be able to help them in any way possible means a lot to me. We received a lot of messages from the YouTube videos asking if the sketches were going to be put up for sale and we thought, what a great opportunity to raise some money for this excellent cause.”
Alex Smith, Founder, Harrison’s Fund, said: “This is a very special project for the charity to be involved in as my Grandpa was the Founder of Matchbox Toys and cars are something that me and both my boys love and find great joy in. As a child with Duchenne so much of your childhood is taken away from you with not being able to partake in normal childhood activities but playing with cars is something that they can still enjoy regardless of their condition and Harrison in particular has loved visiting the UK classic car shows with our Patron Ant Anstead.
“The support from Frank has come at a vital time for our charity and is much welcomed. The impact of Covid-19 on our funding is still vast and we have worked hard over the last few months to create a sustainable future for the charity and ensure we can continue to fund our research and support families with Duchenne at a time when they need it more than ever.”
The auction lasts until August 14th, giving bidders the opportunity to purchase one-of-one artwork whilst raising money for a brilliant cause.
For more information about the charity auction, visit: https://www.givergy.com/charity/harrison-s-fund