Louis Tomlinson has joined a host of well-known public figures to lend his support for Macmillan Locals ‘Canvas for Mac’ charity auction which will take place in November.
‘Canvas for Mac’ was created by two individuals who had been helped by and/or experienced the services of Macmillan locals as they wanted to give back and help the charity.
Money raised from the auction will go towards outfitting a new room in the new building at Christchurch hospital in memory of their friends who received palliative care at the unit.
The idea for ‘Canvas for Mac’ is that well-known figures in the public eye donate a canvas/ drawing they have done which will then be auctioned off in November to raise much-needed funds for Macmillan Locals. They began posting sneak peeks of the canvases for the auction back in April on their Instagram stories.
Canvas for the Mac includes pieces donated by many wonderful local Dorset and national artists such as Jonathan Truss and Neil Pengelly, and celebrity-signed canvases brought to life by professional artists Danny Byrne and Ross Baines. Along with Louis, Ant & Dec, Brian May, Harry Redknapp, The Vamps, Martin Clunes and Marcus Rashford are just some of the well-known names who signed a canvas for the auction.
Louis has a history with the Dorset area where Macmillan Locals is based having lived in Poole when he was younger and completed his first couple of years of schooling in the area before moving back to Doncaster with his parents.
it is thought the photo of Louis with his canvas was taken in a pub in the Christchurch area where Macmillan Local is based in November 2021 when he was in the area using a recording studio to record music for his highly anticipated second studio album.