Celebs paint their own masks to raise money for Africa

March 27th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI  

Paris Hilton London, Mar 27 (ANI): Celebrities like Lewis Hamilton, Paris Hilton, and Simon Cowell have decorated their own facemasks for an auction, aimed at raising 750,000 pounds for Africa.

Around 20 big names associated with business, sports, music and Hollywood have contributed to the auction by painting their own facemasks.

While Hilton has painted her mask with pink colour, including silver highlights with a purple headgear, Lewis Hamilton has painted his with red, black and silver colours.

Other celebrities to make their contributions to ‘The ‘Make a Face - transform a life’ campaign included Lily Cole, Jude Law, Sir Philip Green, Sir Stuart Rose, Sir David Tang, Annie Lennox, Amanda Holden, Piers Morgan, Sergio Garcia, Retief Goosen, Gary Player, Tim Henman, Bjorn Borg, Mel B, Cleo Rocos, and Tim Henman.

The campaign has been launched on eBay by the charity Education Africa.

The charity Education Africa has been helping poor children in South Africa by offering them education for 17 years.

The chairwoman of the charity, Jania Geoghegan, revealed that she was grateful to the celebrities for contributing to the campaign.

“We have all been overwhelmed by the generous response of so many celebrities to our unique campaign,” Sky News quoted her as saying.

The masks painted by the celebrities will be exhibited at the Hay Hill Gallery, in Cork Street, Mayfair in London. (ANI)

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