National charity, the Fishermen’s Mission, is delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new
fundraising initiative, its ‘Catch of the Day’ online auction.
This involves a range of national artists and celebrities including Fern Britton, Louis Walsh, Caroline
Quentin and Jonathan Dimbleby among others, giving up their time to paint a ceramic sculpture in
the shape of a fish. The ‘Catch of the Day’ sculpture stands around 40cm high and 30cm wide,
perfect dimensions for a coffee table, sideboard or book case!
The artists who have agreed to come on board have exhibited in galleries and have a good online
presence including social media. They are not only recognized nationally but also locally in
Porthleven, Penzance, Marazion, Mousehole, St Mawes, St Tudy, Padstow, Port Isaac, Falmouth and
Truro. Some of those locally taking part are Caroline Cleeve, Jon Cleeve, Nathan Outlaw, Barbara
Hawkins, Paul Ainsworth, Helen Glover MBE, Alice Hole, Suzie Williams, Heather Howe, David
Hosking, Jani Tully Chaplin, Deborah Richards….
Nearly 100 artists and celebrities from around the UK have agreed to paint or adorn a fish, glaze it
and then return it to the Fishermen’s Mission. Each completed fish has been individually
photographed and displayed on a special auction page www.fishmishauction.org.uk.
Registering and bidding has started and the auction will conclude between Thursday 16th to
Sunday 19th May. You can make your bids and all funds generated will help underpin the
Fishermen’s Mission’s work supporting active and retired fishermen and their families. For every
£1 raised from the sale of a ‘Catch of the Day’ fish, 88p will be spent on delivering emergency and
welfare care to fishing families most in need.
Until the end of April, as many of the completed fish as possible will be displayed, in prominent,
reputable establishments all over the UK such as restaurants and community venues, where the fish
can receive maximum exposure in order to ensure the success of the online auction.
‘Catch of the Day’ is displayed in many places in Cornwall, please visit and then bid for any of the
beautifully painted fish, take a look at: www.fishmishauction.org.uk, while regular updates can be
found on the following social media platforms:
Twitter – @thefishmish / Instagram – @thefishmish / Facebook – @fishermensmission