Artist donates painting to raise money for The Ambassadors’ Ball

WORLD-RENOWNED artist Mackenzie Thorpe will once again be supporting The Ambassadors’ Ball at Thornton Hall Hotel by gifting 15 limited edition prints of his latest work You’re My World to raise funds for Radio City’s Cash for Kids.

The image depicts a night-time scene of the Mersey, looking towards the famous waterfront skyline. As the lights dance off the river and the moon peers through a dramatic sky to illuminate the Liver Building, a parent and child take in the view.

This Royal Edition of You’re My World is limited to just 15 prints, and each one has been hand embellished by the artist exclusively for The Ambassadors’ Ball to make this edition of the picture extra special.

Last year, Across the Mersey raised £20,000 and this year proceeds from Mackenzie’s donation will pay for 1,500 under privileged children to have a Christmas party at Gulliver’s World and Liverpool Football Club.

One of the biggest selling British artists of the last 30 years, Mackenzie Thorpe’s work is rooted in authenticity, embodied in emotional expression and always carries a message of hope.

Mackenzie’s journey has taken him from the shipyards of Middlesbrough to internationally acclaimed artist, and his working-class roots in the north of England inspire his atmospheric and poignant pictures. 

Mackenzie Thorpe said: “I’m pleased to be supporting The Ambassadors’ Ball again this year, supporting all the good work they do, and I’m particularly proud that this year money raised from the auction of my art will bring so much joy to so many children at Christmas. I feel a great connection to Liverpool and I hope You’re My World strikes a chord with everyone who feels a connection to the great river Mersey and its waterfront.”

Radio City’s Cash for Kids Fundraising Manager Carole Clare said: “We are enormously grateful to Mackenzie for the generous contribution he makes to The Ambassadors’ Ball. Money raised from his beautiful image of Liverpool will be used by Radio City’s Cash for Kids to help needy children in Liverpool, Wirral, the North West and North Wales and his support is very much appreciated.”