Goat of arms

A work by the Chief of the Defence Staff is among celebrities' drawings that will be auctioned to raise money for the children's charity Kids for Kids

Drawing by General Sir David Richards for Kids for Kids charity auction
Drawing by General Sir David Richards for Kids for Kids charity auction

This picture of a Welsh regimental goat was drawn by General Sir David Richards, the Chief of the Defence Staff, in support of Kids for Kids, a charity that helps children in Darfur, Sudan.

The charity enlisted the help of Richards and other high profile figures to draw pictures for an auction celebrating its tenth anniversary.

Prince Charles, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the actor Martin Clunes, the journalist Andrew Marr and the TV presenter Chris Tarrant were among the other famous names that agreed to take part.

They were encouraged to draw pictures of goats or donkeys because of the value they hold for families in Darfur.

The author and former Conservative MP Lord Jeffrey Archer and the art dealer Chris Beetles will be the celebrity auctioneers on 15 September at Seaford House, Belgrave Square, London.

A limited edition book of the first 64 celebrity works of art that were submitted has also been created.

Some of the other celebrity pictures can be viewed in our gallery.

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