When: 28th July – 1st September 2016
Where: Online at www.culturelabel.com
£: It costs £10 to enter
What is it?
Art on a Postcard and CultureLabel.com are set to launch their second Postcard Lottery in aid of the Hepatitis C Trust. The lottery will launch on Thursday 28th July 2016, which is also World Hepatitis Day.
The Postcard Lottery consists of 20 postcard sized original artworks from world-class artists such as Rugman, Remi Rough, David Bray, Steven Quinn, Rupert Newman, Frea Buckler, Daisy Emerson, and Jake and Dinos Chapman. All of which will be up for grabs, for just £10.
NOhep, a global movement to eliminate viral hepatitis, will be launched on WHD2016. It aims to bring people together and provide a platform for people to speak out, be engaged, and take action, to ensure global commitments are met and viral hepatitis is eliminated by 2030.
Gemma Peppé, Director of Art on a Postcard says: “Using art as a vehicle to raise awareness can be very powerful. By joining forces with CultureLabel we can reach a demographic who otherwise may never engage with the charity and possibly save a life as a result.”
The lottery will take place online at CultureLabel.com, and will run until 1st September 2016.
Art on a Postcard raises money for The Hepatitis C Trust by holding postcard lotteries and an annual secret postcard auction. The Hepatitis C Trust is the national UK charity for hepatitis C.
Art on a Postcard believes that Hepatitis C can be eliminated as a major public health concern by 2030, and all funds raised support The Hepatitis C Trust in their campaign to achieve this goal.
Historically, hepatitis C has been neglected, partly because there has been no concerted patient voice. People with hepatitis C have typically kept quiet because it is infectious and because it has been wrongly stigmatised as ‘a drug users’ disease’.
World Hepatitis Day is one of only four official disease-specific world health days recognised by WHO. World Hepatitis Day was launched by the World Hepatitis Alliance in 2008, in response to concern about the lack of priority for hepatitis as a global killer.