Lancashire

Todd White's Diana painting 'could raise thousands' for charity

Diana by Todd White
Image caption The painting shows the late princess as captured by photographer Mario Testino

A youth charity could receive a six-figure donation from the sale of a painting of Diana Princess of Wales.

The oil painting, by American artist Todd White, shows the late princess as captured by photographer Mario Testino.

Hepplestone Fine Art in Chorley, Lancashire, was selected to sell the painting, entitled Diana, which is expected to raise £100,000.

The money will go to the Diana Award charity, which celebrates the work of young people in society.

Mr White said: "Princess Diana inspired so many people in her life, and it made perfect sense to me to donate the portrait to the Diana Award to help raise money that will go towards encouraging young people in their own endeavours, whether creative, charitable or entrepreneurial."

Maggie Turner OBE and chief executive of the Diana Award said: "We are incredibly grateful to Todd White for giving us the opportunity to raise more money so that we can continue our work.

"The portrait serves as a reminder of Diana's passion for life and fun."

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