A new addition to the Flanimals has been unveiled when an exclusive, one-off, canvas created by Ricky Gervais went on auction in support of the No Surrender Cancer Charity.

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The spur of the moment decision to create the wide-eyed wonder, christened Frong (Carpulous Gwenk), was taken after Gervais was approached to produce an original piece of art for the charity – which in recent months has auctioned canvasses by a range of top names including New Kids on the Block, KT Tunstall and the stars of Strictly Come Dancing.

Gervais’ contribution marks the beginning of a string of comedic themed auctions, the next featuring a canvas by the UK’s most popular television presenter Harry Hill, planned to mark the website’s re-launch and reflect the positive and upbeat message of the charity.

Gervais remarked on the characteristics of the new species. “It pobbles a lot. It’s slightly snurbulent but nowhere near as snurbulent as as the Coddleflop, (and) it’s gwenkular. That’s where it’s name comes from.”

Flanimals fanatics, or anyone who wants to own a genuine collector’s item, can access the auction, place their bids and view a video blog of the picture’s creation on the No Surrender website at: http://www.nosurrender.org

The No Surrender Charitable Trust, created by Jason Boas, provides a unique support system for young people suffering from cancer and other life threatening illnesses through a global social networking site.