Gary Speed died tragically on November 27th, 2011 at the young age of 42, and the two year anniversary of his passing will be coming up in a couple of weeks.
This is the almost finished painting of Gary Speed
As a tribute to Gary and in his memory, reader David Brown has painted a portrait of Gary in Newcastle’s famous colors, and he will hold a raffle in the next couple of weeks, and all proceeds will go to the Gary Speed Foundation.
Here are some words from David:
I am doing a portrait of the late Gary Speed. The painting is 40″x30″, acrylics on chunky canvas. I will raffle the painting off and all the proceeds will be donated to the Gary Speed Foundation.
The tickets are £1.00 each. Please contact me via email – email@example.com – for tickets. You can pay via PayPal or bank transfer.
Tickets can be posted out to you so please add an extra 75p to the cost when purchasing tickets.
The draw will be made on Saturday, 30th November at 4.30pm in the Number 9 Bar, Stowell Street, Newcastle. The draw will be recorded and the video will be put on Facebook, Twitter, etc that evening.
I have done the paining in Newcastle United colors, but if a fan of one of Gary’s other clubs should win the painting, I will do another one in the colors of the winner’s choice.
This includes his National team Wales.
Gary was an outstanding player and professional for Newcastle United from 1998 through 2004, and played for the great Bobby Robson during Bobby’s five years managing his home town club.
Gary had a tremendous career as a player and also played for Leeds United, Everton, Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United, and later became a successful manager of Sheffield United and Wales.
This is a terrific gesture by David – email firstname.lastname@example.org – and see if you can support this raffle in honor of Gary Speed, and remember all proceeds will go to the Gary Speed Foundation – many thanks.