Gift from Monte Carlo to raise cash for appeal

Irene and Murray Cameron with Eleanor Bowman, plus the portrait (picture by Peter Adamson)
Irene and Murray Cameron with Eleanor Bowman, plus the portrait (picture by Peter Adamson)

A limited edition print with royal connections is to be auctioned off as part of a special dinner organised by the East Neuk Wheelchair Appeal.

The artwork, entitled ‘Bannockburn’ by well-known artist Spencer Hodge, is one of only 10 produced.

During a visit to Monaco by local business Murray’s Chippy last year, to which they were invited by HRH Prince Albert of Monaco himself, they were presented with the print which had originally sold for thousands of pounds.

He even signed the limited edition artwork before handing it over to Murray and Irene Cameron, who took their mobile fish and chip van all the way to Monte Carlo to serve up the famous dish to the Prince’s guests.

This will now be auctioned off as part of the wheelchair appeal’s 25th anniversary and fundraising dinner which is to be held at the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews on November 16.

Eleanor Bowman from the appeal said: “ It is a complete sell-out.

“Part of the evening will be Sir Alex Ferguson taking part in an interview with my daughter Edith.

“We are amazed at the variety of items we have this year for our auction and raffle.”

Other items which will be up for grabs include a signed drum skin from Coldplay, red carpet tickets for Fifty Shades of Grey in London and a signed Rory McIlroy golf cap.