Buy a uniquely designed ski helmet

9th February 2016, by Abi Butcher

There are 15 individually designed ski helmets in the charity auction

There are 15 individually designed ski helmets in the charity auction

Art-loving skiers can bid for a piece of history this week — a one-off ski helmet painted by one of 15 different artists.

The helmets, commissioned by clothing brand Trespass, feature everything from a view of the London skyline by Stephen Wiltshire, a hand-painted glazed doughnut covered in sprinkles by Joe Berger to a spectacular plastic-moulded skull by Rogue One to a bright pink octopus designed by Isla McDonald.

Each helmet is being sold to raise funds for a different charity, including Prostate Cancer UK, Doctors Without Borders and Alzheimer’s Research UK.

World-famous artist Stephen Wiltshire MBE has chosen Barnados. Wiltshire suffers from autism and draws completely from memory — and drew the London cityscape onto the helmet in pen. He said: “I have used a guitar, balloon and travel luggage as a canvas for my art before, but never on a snowboard helmet, so taking part in the Snowcase project was a fresh and enjoyable challenge.

“I decided to draw my favourite London landmarks from Royal Albert Hall to the Shard and add my motto ‘Do the best you can and never stop’ so my work might inspire people.”

Stephen added: “I like to help in any way I can and representing Barnardo’s for this auction is a really worthwhile way to help the charity, which provides much needed support for young people.”
The auction closes on Thursday morning, 11 February. To find out more and to bid for one of the unique art works visit

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