Dame Vera Lynn has been captured in Dan Llywelyn Hall's latest work to mark VE Day 75.
The artist has unveiled a portrait of Dame Vera and donated it to her children's charity which provides an early intervention service for children with cerebral palsy and other motor learning difficulties.
Dan is a big supporter of our veterans and has donated two of his paintings to the charity Care after Combat. In March, a portrait of Nigel Farage, titled 'Mr Brexit' was auctioned.
24 HOURS TO GO! ⏰ The auction in aid of Care after Combat of the @Nigel_Farage ‘Mr Brexit’ portrait by @danllywelynhall finishes at 6pm tomorrow! Bid here -> https://t.co/H4rqAD3FAT #mrbrexit #brexit #nigelfarage #charity #fundraiser pic.twitter.com/FShJe219A2— Care after Combat HQ (@CareafterCombat) March 30, 2020
Llywelyn Hall has also gifted a painting of the Queen to the charity which was originally commissioned by the WRU. It hangs at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. It is presently up for auction on Care after Combat's website.
THE QUEEN: As we celebrate VE Day 75, we are auctioning this rare portrait which has been donated by award winning Welsh artist @danllywelynhall, with all profits going to Care after Combat. 👉 Bid now -> https://t.co/xrqB6AdStV 👸 pic.twitter.com/kg75d8DMaK— Care after Combat HQ (@CareafterCombat) May 7, 2020
Care After Combat is still supporting veterans during the pandemic with volunteers and staff continuing to work through these difficult times.
Its Chief Executive Officer Amanda Deakin has paid tribute to her team and told us how the charity relies on the kindness of donors. LISTEN to interview here: