Celebrity Silks

Graphic showing a jockey's shirt and cap with the three lions of England on the chest and the number 591

Jockey silk designed by England cricketer Andrew Flintoff

7 April - 30 April 2006

Exhibition now finished

Like the Grand National this display aims to capture the nation's imagination. Stars from the world of sport, fashion, entertainment and business have each designed an exclusive jockey silk, imprinting their own style on the design.

The silks will eventually be auctioned for the IMAGINE Appeal at Alder Hey Children's Hospital. The IMAGINE appeal is a fundraising campaign that helps the hospital to continue its pioneering work, to develop facilities and to offer the very highest standards of care to young patients.

A small selection of the silks are on display in the Walker to coincide with George Stubbs: A Celebration|. More celebrity jockey silks are on display at World Museum.

For further information please visit www.imagineappeal/totesport.asp|

The full list of participating celebrities is as follows:

Wayne Hemingway (Fashion Designer), Kym Marsh (Singer), Andrew Flintoff (Cricketer), Sir Richard Branson (Businessman), Gabby Logan (TV Presenter), Richard Bacon (DJ), Jeremy Clarkson (TV Presenter), Laurence Llewellyn Bowen (TV Presenter), John McCrirrick (TV Presenter), Helen Chamberlain - (TV Presenter), Harry Hill (Comedian), Tony McCoy (Jockey), Gary Rhodes (Chef), Phil Taylor (Darts Player), Steve Davis (Snooker Player), Mick Fitzgerald (Jockey), Alex Hammond (TV Presenter), Derek Acorah (Psychic), Mohamed Al Fayed (Businessman), Bernice Nolan (Actress), Michael Grade (Businessman), Claire Sweeney (Actress), Alan Brazil (DJ), Michelle Marsh (Model), Jodie Kidd (Model), John Lennon (With permission from Yoko Ono), Sara Cox (DJ), John Francome (Jockey), Lucy Pinder (Model), Kenny Logan (Ex Scotland Rugby Star), JK and Joel (Radio One DJ's), Shell Jubin (BB Star), Catherine McQueen (Model), Clare Balding (TV Presenter), Paddy McGuinness (Comedian), Gordon Ramsay (Chef), Linda Barker (TV Presenter).