DIARY: There is a pot of gold at end for Rainbow as Wnek's 'art' is framed

Mark Wnek just can't help giving to charity. His list of

beneficiaries includes One Parent Families, the International Fund for

Animal Welfare, the Commission for Racial Equality and Nabs. However, it

does not, repeat not, include The Rainbow School, for which Circus' Tim

Ashton recently organised a fundraiser.

Ashton e-mailed a gaggle of creative directors, asking them to make some

art, which could then be auctioned off. Trevor Beattie made a stained

glass window, for which WCRS's Stephen Woodford paid £2,100, while

Neil Morrissey paid £1,000 for Tim Ashton's Alka Seltzer


Ashton had asked Wnek to let his creative juices flow for the auction,

but the trouble was, Ashton had recently slated a Credit Suisse ad by

Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper in Private View. So, with all the restraint of

Dennis Wise suffering from a hangover, Wnek responded to the request by

telling Ashton to "shove his brief up his arse".

Ashton sniffed an opportunity, however, and took Wnek's e-mail to his

local fix a frame, framed it and entered it in the auction. Beattie paid

£70 for it.

Leon Jaume's entry in the auction deserves a little mention; it was a

wine-stained bill for lunch at The Ivy for £999.60 - incredibly,

WCRS paid £380 for it.


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