Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, is delighted that the charity art auction – Smile Britannia – hosted in Parliament in conjunction with his House the House competition – raised a massive £82,000 for good causes.
As part of the House the House competition, Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Foundation organised Smile Britannia, a special charity art auction that was held in the House of Commons on Friday 13th December. A catalogue of the art that was up for auction is available here. The Smile Britannia Project supports London-based youth art projects dedicated to using art as a tool for social regeneration and community. Using world-class graffiti and contemporary artists, Smile Britannia encourages the development of the arts in youths. For photos of Smile Britannia, the charity art auction, click here.
House the House is a parliamentary DJ competition which encourages young people aged between 16-25 to get more involved in their communities through grassroots initiatives and to raise awareness for community music projects. The competition, like Rock the House, is part of Mike’s general drive to raise awareness of the importance of Intellectual Property. For more information on House the House click here.
Commenting, Mike said: “The Smile Britannia auction in Parliament was a brilliant event that raised a fantastic £82,000 for really worthwhile causes. I want to thank all of the talented artists who donated their work, as well as the buyers for bidding so generously. I look forward to continuing to work with the Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Foundation in the future as the House the House competition grows.”