Your chance to win Sir Jim oil painting

Alan Stuttle pictured with his painting of Sir Jimmy Savile.'114450a. Picture Kevin Allen.'03/11/11.
Alan Stuttle pictured with his painting of Sir Jimmy Savile.'114450a. Picture Kevin Allen.'03/11/11.
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PEOPLE in Scarborough are being offered the chance to win a one-off piece of Sir Jimmy Savile memorabilia – all in the name of a good cause.

A painting of the late, great Sir Jim, created by local artist Alan Stuttle, is being raffled off to raise money for Children in Need.

Mr Stuttle, who has a gallery in North Marine Road, created the oil painting of the former Jim’ll Fix It star in typically flamboyant style around two years ago.

Following Sir Jim’s death at the end of October, Mr Stuttle wanted to use the picture to raise money for a good cause - just as Sir Jim had done throughout his life.

He said: “He was a great man who did a lot of good for charity.

“He was definitely one of Scarborough’s treasures and was someone who enriched the town.

“Sir Jim was a much respected man and was right up there with the likes of Alan Ayckbourn and the other artists in Scarborough.

“He was fantastic in the media and to raise £40 million for charity was outstanding.

“If it makes anywhere near £500 then I’ll be extremely happy.”

Tickets are on sale all this week until 5pm on Friday, costing £1 each.

The winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday by Sir Alan Ayckbourn and local artist Ken Wood.

If you would like to buy a ticket, please call in to the Evening News main reception in Aberdeen Walk from 8.45am to 5.15pm.