kate moss auction photo apr12.jpgPhotographs of Kate Moss that end up going under the hammer certainly isn't something new. You may recall that rare image of the supermodel, taken by Mario Testino, which was sold off at auction early last year. However, this time instead of someone else profiting off her face and name, Moss herself has decided to donate one of her own portraits to charity.

The supermodel has offered up a personal portrait taken of her by Sølve Sundsbø in an effort to raise much-needed funds for the NSPCC and its Rebuilding Childhoods Appeal. The generous donation will help provide therapy to children and young people who have suffered abuse at the hands of others.

With a starting bid of £3,000 the image will go up for auction at Bonhams on May 17. It will be auctioned off alongside other portraits of famous folk such as Florence Welch by Nadav Kander, Valentino by Martin Schoeller, Twiggy by Barry Lategan, and Damien Hirst by David Bailey.

"We are delighted to be working with the NSPCC to offer this exciting group of photographs for auction and to raise funds for a very worthwhile cause," said a spokesperson for Bonhams.

[via Vogue UK]