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Published on 08 February 2018 12:00 PM

Roy Guy, a renowned Gwent artist whose paintings are displayed in iconic buildings throughout Wales, has generously donated his latest painting to help raise funds for Age Cymru Gwent and the B5 Nephrology (Kidney) Unit at University Hospital of Wales.

An auction for the impressive rugby-inspired piece opened at the start of the 2018 Six Nations tournament and will close at 17.30 on Saturday 17th March 2018, just after the beginning of the Wales v France match, with the winning bidder being notified at half time.

Roy Guy decided to offer the painting because of the care shown to his family by members of the Unit, which treats patients suffering from Acute Kidney Injury and patients with chronic renal failure. He has also been a long term supporter the older people’s charity Age Cymru Gwent.

Funds raised from the auction will help the charity deliver a wide range of services to older people including information and advice on benefits, housing, health and residential care; an advocacy service for those who don’t have anyone to represent their interests, and domiciliary care to help older people remain living independently in their own homes.

While donations to the unit means there will be more money for ongoing research programmes and to buy additional equipment over and above what the NHS can normally afford, and thereby enhance the care provided by the service.

Going for the Line

This incredible one-off painting called Going for the Line brings together four separate iconic Welsh rugby moments, showing Dan Biggar, Adam Jones, Leigh Halfpenny and Gethin Jenkins charging across the field at the Principality Stadium.

The imposing painting, measuring 5ft x 4ft, is painted in a mosaic style and inspired by the patchwork quilts on his bed made by his grandmother when he was a child.

For a chance to own this beautiful painting, simply email your bid and contact details to fundraising.cav@wales.nhs.uk.

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For more information: Michael Phillips 029 2043 1555