We always love hearing about creative ways people find to fundraise for their favourite charities, so were excited to hear about this new charity art auction.
Dronsfields are a company who specialise in Mercedes cars and parts. To do their bit for the community and raise some money for local charities, they decided to donate a selection of Mercedes car parts to art students at Manchester Metropolitan University. The students then used the different parts to create original pieces of art.
After being displayed in an exhibition at MMU, the artworks are now available to bid on in an online auction - you can look at the sculptures and bid here. This is a great way to support charity at the same time as investing in new art by talented, upcoming artists. The sculptures range from abstract pieces to functional tables and chairs, so there is really something for everyone. One student has even been inspired to start his own furniture business after working on the project!
The proceeds from the auction will be divided evenly between local charities Joining Jack, Groundwork, Forever Manchester, The Christie at Oldham, Francis House and Kingfisher Community Special School.
All listings end on Wednesday 30th April, 5:30pm, so best be quick!