Featuring an artwork donated by Billy Connolly, the ‘Thank You NHS’ collection by COCO chocolatier was created to support and show gratitude for the outstanding work carried out by the NHS during the coronavirus outbreak. Comprising a limited edition collection of its single origin ethical chocolate bars, the range also includes artworks by the award-winning illustrator Andrew Rae and the Scottish mixed media artist Portis Wasp.
Billy is already known for supporting charities and foundations like Parkinson’s UK, Comic Relief, Whatever It Takes, and 21st Century Leaders. He's also a patron of the National Association for Bikers with a Disability and The Celtic FC Foundation. In October 2017 he was knighted in Buckingham Palace by Prince William for services to entertainment and charity.
Find out more about Billy's latest projects over on his artist page.
Combining art with their single origin ethical chocolate, COCO chocolatier feature artworks from contemporary artists on their wrappers. The 'Thank You NHS' collection comprises of three chocolate bars. 'Blue Angel’ by Sir Billy Connolly adorns the packaging of the Isle of Skye Sea Salt Dark chocolate bar, ‘National Hero Service’ by Andrew Rae decorates on the Colombian Dark Bar and ‘We Heart You’ by Portis Wasp features on Colombian Milk bar.
Each bar is priced at £8.50, with £5 donated to an NHS charity for every purchase.
"We were all delighted to be approached with this project - especially Billy, who is immensely keen to support the incredible work being done by our NHS. The collaboration with COCO is perfect; it’s a brand that shares many qualities with our own and the Scottish connection for Billy made it all the more poignant."
Group managing director, Castle Fine Art
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