Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield lead stars posing for mental health charity
The telly presenting favourites are seen beaming a smile each with their eyes closed while Holly, 39, rests her head on 58-year-old pal Phillip’s shoulder
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Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have joined the likes of supermodel Kate Moss and Another Joshua to have their portraits captured for a new campaign urging people to ‘take a moment’ for mental health.
The This Morning duo are among a host of stars who have been snapped by world-renowned British photographer Ray Burmiston in a series of gorgeous black and white images.
The telly presenting favourites are seen beaming a smile each with their eyes closed while Holly, 39, rests her head on 58-year-old pal Phillip’s shoulder.
In sharing her snapshot on Instagram, Holly wrote: “We took a moment for @mindcharity with the brilliant Ray Burmiston.”
The stars have had their images photographed for mental health charity Mind’s virtual exhibition called Take A Moment.
Kate Moss joined the lineup of famous faces, posing with her eyes closed in a beautiful one-shoulder dress while relaxing into a chair.
Other celebs who posed for Burmiston’s campaign include Idris Elba, Anthony Joshua, Kylie Minogue, Sir Tom Jones, Helena Bonham Carter, Liam Gallagher, Rita Ora, Russell Brand, and Ricky Gervais.
They join more than 250 famous faces who’ve had their photographs taken by the esteemed snapper, endorsing their use in the hopes it can raise funds for the charity, following a shortfall in donations amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Taken during different shoots over the last decade, Ray collated outtake images from where he’d asked his subjects to close their eyes for a few seconds to “refresh their connection with the camera”.
The stunning result can now be seen in an online exhibition, which opened on Tuesday.
The public have also been invited to send in their own images, with the hope that it will expand to thousands of pictures, under the message: “We’re all in this together.”
Those wanting to add their face to the collection can do so by paying £3 to upload an image of themselves to the Take A Moment website with their eyes closed for the main grid.
Those able to donate more can pay £30 for an authenticated print of randomly generated portraits from the exhibition with their own uploaded selfie in the centre.
Or for £300, donors can own a large custom authenticated and signed print of their favourite portraits.
Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, said in a statement: “We know that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for people across England and Wales.
“Mind’s research shows that two out of three adults with mental health problems said that their mental health had worsened during lockdown.
“With fundraising impacted by the pandemic and an increase in demand for our services, donations have never been more crucial to ensure we can continue to be there for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
“We are incredibly grateful to Ray for choosing to support us in this way, and to all those who donate to Mind through this exciting initiative.”