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Gogglebox stars announce new self-portrait auction for NHS charity

Digital Spy (UK) logo Digital Spy (UK) 22/05/2020 Rianne Houghton
a group of people sitting around a dog: The Gogglebox cast are taking part in a brand new project to raise money for frontline nurses amid the coronavirus pandemic, alongside the Cavell Nurses' Trust. © Jude Edginton - Channel 4 The Gogglebox cast are taking part in a brand new project to raise money for frontline nurses amid the coronavirus pandemic, alongside the Cavell Nurses' Trust.

The Gogglebox cast are taking part in a brand new creative project to help raise money for frontline nurses, midwives, and healthcare assistants amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The families of Channel 4's meta-reality series will be doing their bit for a charity auction alongside the Cavell Nurses' Trust, offering fans the chance to win Gogglebox stars' self-portraits – and all for a good cause, too.

Now, who wouldn't want to get their hands on Giles and Mary's masterpiece?

Gallery: What do the stars of Gogglebox do for day jobs? Find out all the details here (Hello Magazine UK)

Julie Malone of the beloved Malone family (y'know, the one with dogs), spoke about the initiative, revealing her own connection to the project as her daughter works as an intensive care nurse.

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"As a mother of a paediatric intensive care nurse, I really enjoyed getting involved with this project," she said. "We really appreciate all the work the Cavell Nurses' Trust do for nurses and healthcare workers and we would like to thank them from the bottom of our hearts."

a man and a woman sitting on a chair: Gogglebox's Giles and Mary © Channel 4 Gogglebox's Giles and Mary As well as the Malones, Gogglebox favourites Lee and Jenny, Ellie and Izzie, Dave and Shirley, Pete and Sophie, and of course Giles and Mary are also getting involved.

The Sofa Self-Portrait Prize Draw starts today (May 22) and will run until June 5. Anyone can enter for just £3 per person, and the winner will be picked at random. All proceeds raised by the auction will go the Cavell Nurses' Trust.

For more information and to enter the auction, visit the auction website here.

Gogglebox airs Friday nights on Channel 4.

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