A unique artwork auction and an exclusive London Bee Garden Party is being supported by a host of celebrities and artists in aid of international charity, Bees for Development.
Appropriately launched on World Bee Day (20 May), artists and celebrities such as Antony Gormley, Judi Dench and Ian McKellen have contributed works of art to an auction run for Bees for Development, which uses beekeeping to provide a sustainable income for families in the developing world, and at the same time protect bees and their habitat.
The auction will culminate at this summer’s highly anticipated biennial Bee Garden Party, which will be held in the gardens of Marlborough House in London’s Mall, by kind permission of HM The Queen on Wednesday 12 June.
Service Works Global, international provider of facilities management software, was keen to support this international charity and will be managing the charity’s Twitter account, @BeesForDev, in the run up to the Bee Garden Party and the auction.
Gary Watkins, CEO of Service Works Global, commented: “I believe the role of FM is key in protecting our planet against climate change and environmental damage. As each workplace and facility takes steps towards preventing energy waste, for example through better maintained assets or smarter heating and ventilation strategies, this culminates in a sustainable change that will have a big impact on all of our futures.
“The work Bees for Development is undertaking to alleviate poverty in some of the world’s poorest regions through beekeeping is inspiring, and SWG is proud to support this international charity.”
Follow @BeesForDev for the latest on the star-studded Bee Garden Party on 12th June and to look at or bid on the works of artists including Antony Gormley, Rachel Whiteread, Chris Levine, Gilbert & George, Wolfgang Buttress and Maggi Hambling alongside celebrities Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley, Ian McKellen and many more.
To bid on any of the postcard-sized artworks please visit www.beegardenparty.com
The auction, which has already commenced ends at 19:30 on 12 June.
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