Mystery artist's boost for Waveney Foodbank
Waveney Foodbank, based at Brome near Diss, is the latest recipient of a large piece of artwork, created by mysterious artist The Hat, which has been sold for £420 to help fund its vital work.
Mysterious artist The Hat has been anonymously leaving pieces of artwork to charities across Suffolk to be auctioned off for charity – Banksy-style.
The piece donated to Waveney Foodbank is called Please Sir, Can We Have Some More and on its website The Hat said: “This piece was inspired by my childhood memories of never knowing where my next meal was coming from.”
Waveney Foodbank Project Manager, Matt Scade, said: “The artwork went very quickly for £420. Apparently it might be an Ed Sheeran original, if the Daily Mail are right.”
A spokesman for Ed Sheeran, who lives near Framlingham in Suffolk, has denied that he is the artist who has also donated pieces to the East Anglian Children’s Hospices, Home Start, Banham Zoo and several local pubs.
Waveney Foodbank had been feeding hundreds of people across South Norfolk and North Suffolk during the Covid-19 lockdown
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