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Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen donates Celebrity Painting Challenge artwork to Tenovus Cancer Care

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Fans of Strictly Come Dancing have the chance to own a unique piece of artwork featured in the final of the hit programme Celebrity Painting Challenge, thanks to the generosity of TV personality Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.

Tenovus Cancer Care patron Llewelyn-Bowen has kindly donated his portrait of Strictly Come Dancing duo Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone to be given away as a raffle prize to raise funds to support cancer patients and their loved ones in Wales.

It was painted in the dramatic final of the BBC show Celebrity Painting Challenge, which airs on Thursday at 8pm on BBC 1 (Friday at 8.30pm on BBC 2 in Wales).

He said: “My wife and I have always had a very close personal link with Tenovus Cancer Care, and as a patron I’m always keen to support them in new and interesting ways.

“Following the tremendous success of the Celebrity Painting Challenge I was inspired to donate my painting of Vincent and Flavia from the final episode of the series. I can think of no worthier cause than Tenovus Cancer care, and hope that it provides a great deal of joy in its new home.”

The competition saw six celebrities put their artistic skills to the test by completing a series of challenges, judged by acclaimed artists Daphne Todd OBE and Lachlan Goudie.

Llewelyn-Bowen made the final alongside musician George Shelley and television presenter Josie d’Arby following three weeks of tasks and masterclasses.

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Claudia McVie, Tenovus Cancer Care Chief Executive, said: “We are absolutely thrilled Laurence has donated his stunning painting to Tenovus Cancer Care.

“He has done incredibly well on Celebrity Painting Challenge and his natural flair and talent shines through in the wonderful artwork of Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone.

“With the popularity of Strictly Come Dancing and Celebrity Painting Challenge, we are hoping we can raise lots of money to help support cancer patients and their loved ones.”

Raffle entry is £10 (per entry) and is online only via the JustGiving link below. Entrants must tick the box to say “I'm happy to be contacted by” Tenovus Cancer Care. JustGiving can then share entrants’ contact details with the charity to register the entry in the raffle.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/llbpainting

All proceeds will be donated directly to Tenovus Cancer Care to bring practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer