SCOTTISH artist Jack Vettriano has thrown his weight behind a campaign to buy hotel breaks and treats for NHS workers and carers.

Care4Carers is a crowdfunding campaign set up to raise funds to pay for breaks for front line health staff once the Covid-19 crisis eases.

Now internationally renowned artist Jack, whose mural of Billy Connolly on Dixon Street in Glasgow was the subject of a BBC documentary, has gifted one of his images to be used on vouchers.

A copy of the painting Mr Cool will be on each gift voucher given to care workers.

Jack said: “At times like these we all need to do what we can to help those who help us.

"Care4Carers does just that - harnessing the power of hospitality and kindness to do something great.

"I’m delighted to be involved with this campaign and hope the donations keep flooding in so we can treat as many NHS workers and carers as possible.”

The public is being invited to donate to the Care4Carers Crowdfunder campaign, which will buy vouchers redeemable at member hotels across the UK.

Care4Carers has been created by Original Collection hotels, which is in the process of registering a charity.

All Original Collection properties are involved, alongside an ever-growing selection of hotels from across the country, with more hoteliers joining the campaign daily.

Nick Dent, Director of Original Collection, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to Jack Vettriano for his generous support.

"It’s a beautiful image, reminiscent of carefree days and sunshine which is exactly what we’re hoping to offer as many NHS workers and carers as possible.”

For every £100 donated to care4carers by a UK taxpayer, a voucher for £150 will be issued to a carer.

Hoteliers agree to top-up vouchers by 25 per cent and gift aid adds a further 25 per cent.

Donations can be made by going to the website:

Full details of how hoteliers and hospitality partners can get involved can be found by visiting the dedicated care4carers website at