Northern Ireland

Famous faces in Action MS charity art effort

Ryder Cup golfer Graeme McDowell drew some golf-tees and coloured them in
Image caption Ryder Cup golfer Graeme McDowell drew some golf tees and coloured them in
Brian O'Driscoll's effort
Image caption Irish rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll also took a sporting theme for his drawing
David Humphreys' drawing
Image caption Former Ulster and Ireland rugby star David Humphreys donated this drawing
Sean Quinn's drawing
Image caption Former billionaire Sean Quinn chose to draw the logo of his local County Fermanagh gaelic football club
Peter Robinson's drawing
Image caption First Minister Peter Robinson drew the iconic Harland and Wolff cranes
Martin McGuinness
Image caption Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness depicted Fanad Lighthouse in County Donegal

Some of Northern Ireland's most famous faces have tried their hand at "colouring-in" for charity.

Political leaders, sports stars and showbiz personalities - including the newly-married Patrick Kielty - have drawn pictures, coloured them in and donated them to an auction to be held next month for Action MS.

Among the amateur artists are First Minister Peter Robinson, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and Prime Minister David Cameron, who drew a picture of a sheep and wrote below it "thinking of ewe".

A number of sports stars have contributed sketches to the auction including Olympic gold-medallist Dame Mary Peters, Irish rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll, GAA legend Peter Canavan and Linfield manager David Jeffrey.

Ryder Cup golfer Graeme McDowell drew some golf tees and coloured them in.

Businessman Sean Quinn, once Ireland's richest man, drew a large shamrock. The 30-strong cross-border list of contributors also includes Northern Ireland's chief constable Matt Baggott and the Donegal singer Daniel O'Donnell.

In addition to the individual sketches, the artist Neil Shawcross has incorporated all of the pictures into one painting.

The Take Art for Action MS auction will take place at Titanic Belfast on 19 November.

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