A fundraising event for a young Dundee boy who was born profoundly deaf will include a rare chance to get up close to a controversial Scottish artist’s latest work.
Peter Howson’s portrait of Celtic FC founder Brother Walfrid will make an appearance at a charity dinner raising funds for Oliver Bosch next month.
The Chambers East dinner on April 17 marks the 100th anniversary of Brother Walfrid’s death and guests will get the opportunity to have their photo taken with the portrait.
The event, which will be attended by guests including former Celtic players Tom Boyd and Pat Bonner, will include a host of football memorabilia including a top signed by Wayne Rooney.
Oliver’s mum Jemma said she was delighted at the news the evening would raise cash for her son.
She said: “Andy Walker, one of the chaps who’s helping arrange the dinner, has a lot to do with one of the Celtic supporters’ buses that I used to travel on a long time ago.
“We have stuff donated from Dundee United and hospitality at Dundee FC, so a lot of people have come together to donate bits and bobs, so hopefully it will be a good night and the bidding will get higher and higher.
“We need to get back to the specialist clinic in LA.
“We can only go until Oliver is five for his speech and language therapy.
“We went last year and Oliver came on leaps and bounds.
“He did lots in the three weeks there and next year is the last one he can go to.”