Former Royal Marine commando’s paintings to go under the hammer at Gorleston pub for Help for Heroes

Falklands veteran Rickie Botwright has been invited to a special commemoration hosted by Prince Char

Falklands veteran Rickie Botwright has been invited to a special commemoration hosted by Prince Charles. Rickie back home in Gorleston with his family. Photo: Nick Butcher Copy: Miles Jermy For: GYM EDP pics © 2007 (01603) 772434 - Credit: EDP pics © 2007

Paintings by a former Royal Marine commando turned artist are to go under the hammer this weekend to raise funds for a military charity.

A painting by Rickie Botwright, which is to be auctioned off for Help for Heroes. Picture: Rickie Bo

A painting by Rickie Botwright, which is to be auctioned off for Help for Heroes. Picture: Rickie Botwright - Credit: Rickie Botwright

Rickie Botwright, also formerly of the police, retired in 2013 and turned his hand to painting. Now his striking works are to be auctioned off for Help for Heroes.

The event is to support the efforts of Burgh St Peter fundraiser David Brown, who along with his late wife Pat, vowed to raise £50,000 for the cause.

The auction takes place on Sunday from 5pm at the Kevill Arms in Gorleston, with full proceeds going to the charity.

Jill Daviss, Kevill Arms landlady said: 'I've known Rickie since he was a young boy, when he served as a Royal Marine through challenging times. He is a patriotic and dedicated fundraiser to all who have and continue to serve in the armed services and I'm over the moon he is fundraising in my pub.'


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