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What is the TLC Deck of Cards?

The TLC Deck of Cards is a collaboration between artists and public figures who have been commissioned by Dame Floella Benjamin to each design a playing card from a deck of cards. The sale of the original artworks, decks of cards and posters will help to fund the life saving work of Transplant Links Community (TLC) in Africa and the Caribbean. The upcoming auction will be the third Deck of Cards art auction run in aid of TLC.

How can I bid?

The auction of original artworks will take place on Friday 2nd December 2022 with Ewbank Auctions, Surrey. Registration will open soon.

Can I buy an actual Deck of Cards?

All 54 fantastic designs from each auction have been collated to produce actual decks of cards, which you can buy from this website on the shop page. Volume 3, featuring artworks from the upcoming auction, will be available to buy later this year.

What’s this in aid of?

The TLC Deck of Cards Art Auction was founded in order to raise money for British Charity Transplant Links Community (Charity no 1119923). The money raised will help us to fund our next life saving mission to Africa or the Caribbean, where our marvellous team of volunteer doctors and surgeons can teach their skills in kidney transplantation to local medical teams, and save lives at the same time. This is a truly unique and special opportunity for art to literally save lives.

  • Doctors, surgeons and nurses in developing countries to be able to perform life-saving kidney transplant operations
  • Parents, wives, husbands, friends, and other family members the chance to save the life of their loved one by donating a kidney
  • Children with kidney failure to go back to school with a functioning kidney
  • Adults with kidney failure to go to work to provide for their families with a functioning kidney