Famous names hanging around at Trenython Manor
A host of celebrities is to populate the main hall at Trenython Manor in Cornwall – in the form of framed signed doodles!
As part of Cornwall Wildlife Trust 50th Anniversary celebrations, celebrities were asked to sketch a marine creature, to be auctioned to raise money for the Trust’s protection of wildlife and wild places.
Nick Waddington at Trenython Manor, a multi award winning hotel and resort with a number of green initiatives, placed successful bids on six ‘doodles’ – as well as a further two for himself.
Guests will be able to discuss the artistic merits and humour of the following pen and ink sketches: Nets too Small by TV presenter Chris Tarrant; Hippocampus or Seahorse by one of Britain’s premier actresses, Julie Stevenson; Dolphin by film and TV actor Richard E. Grant; Walrus and Many Things… by news presenter Kate Adie; Large Fish by Oscar-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE, and Look After Our Seashores by Sharron Davies MBE, broadcaster and Olympian.
The witty ‘Never Mind the Pollocks What About the Whales drawn by broadcaster and conservationist Bill Oddie, and ‘doodle writing’ by children’s book author Michael Morpurgo, are now among Nick’s prized possessions.
In all, the Trust took bids on 29 donated doodles, which gave the public the opportunity to own an original signed piece of art from a favourite celebrity. “Their work is important in ensuring the future of one of Cornwall’s main tourist assets, its beautiful wild places and creatures,” said Nick.
Trenython Manor is a splendid hotel and luxury lodge resort overlooking St Austell Bay, with a fascinating history and extensive landscaped gardens and grounds. An array of awards have been garnered for both environmental work and quality of food served in its restaurant, including a silver ‘Wildlife Friendly’ accolade from Cornwall Wildlife Trust.