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03 December 2020
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We are delighted to be introducing a special prize draw to win a portrait of Frida Kahlo by artist Mr. Sudjadi Widjaja. Mr. Widjaja – also known warmly as Adi, who you meet below – is committed to supporting The London Clinic and our stem cell collections by donating this unique artwork for a prize draw.

Portrait of Frida Kahlo

As you will undoubtedly know, Frida Kahlo was a Mexican portrait artist considered by the likes of Tate Modern as “one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century”. Her work and story continue to inspire people around the world.

You are invited to purchase a ticket to enter our prize draw to win Adi’s painting (unframed dimension in inches 30w x 39.8h x 0.8d).

This is such a critical time for stem cell collection as we continue to find cures for blood cancer. Proceeds from ticket purchases will go directly to support the expansion of our Apheresis Unit. Adi has graciously agreed that The London Clinic can retain half of the money that we raise for the prize draw and use it for our stem cell unit expansion.

If you are visiting The London Clinic this December, you may find the portrait hanging in the reception of our cancer centre, The Duchess of Devonshire Wing, from now until Christmas Eve.

Where your donations will be used

This December, we continue our efforts to raise the funds needed to expand our new Apheresis Unit, which is scheduled for re-development in spring 2021. Thanks to you, momentum is building and we are very close to reaching our second milestone of £400,000.   

As the largest stem cell collection centre in Europe, servicing over 600 donors each year, we want to increase that number to 1,000. With your support we can make this happen.

We make no charge to donors of stem cells, we look after them whilst they are with us for the day and ensure that their stem cells are safely collected and stored in our in-house laboratory. When they are needed by a matching patient, we help to ship them around the world so that they can be used to save lives.

The expansion of our Apheresis Unit is also critical to the support we give to charities like Anthony Nolan and the British Bone Marrow Registry. Your donation, which can be made by purchasing a prize draw ticket, will help us continue supporting these charities and others.

Thank you for your generosity, it is much appreciated!

Meet the artist

Mr. Sudjadi Widjaja – warmly known as Adi – was born in Indonesia in 1973. With ethnic origins to China and a strong passion for travel and the arts, Adi arrived in the UK in 2005, and has been enjoying London’s diverse culture ever since.

With a creative mind and hand, Adi is also skilled in using recycled materials, mostly wood, making the very frame in which his Frida Kahlo stands.

More recently, through the support network of friends, Adi has delved into painting, and within a few years has started to receive recognition. Notably, exhibitions have included The Travellers Club in Pall Mall, Charing Cross Library, the Royal Academy of Art, and now through April 2021 in the Holy Cross Church, St Pancras, and the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. 

More of Adi's art

How to enter

We want everyone to have the chance to win this beautiful portrait and so tickets are just £5 each or £20 for five. It is easy to enter, simply visit the 'buy tickets now' link below. We will follow up via email with your raffle ticket number(s) and add your name to the prize draw.

We will announce the winner of the prize draw at midday on Christmas Eve. Good luck!

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