LEIGH Centurions player Liam Hood features in a painting being sold for at least £5,000 to raise money for a brain tumour charity.

The 25-year-old Scottish international hooker is one of 12 rugby league players depicted in Impressionist artist Bob Barker’s Where There’s A Will There’s A Way painting.

It is being sold in an online auction that finishes at 7pm on Sunday, with a bid in excess of £5,000 having already been made.

The money will go to the Will’s Way charity, which was set up to help young people with brain tumours and their families after Bob's nephew William Barker was diagnosed with the condition when he was playing for Stanningley ARLFC at the age of 15 last year.

William is also in the painting.

Bob said: “Two of my main focuses I present through my art are the themes of family and sport.

“With my nephew Will and many other young people struggling I believe they must take some relief in things that provide enjoyment.

"In Will’s case, this was rugby.

“I am already overwhelmed at the response we have received so far, which will be of indescribable help to the Will’s Way charity.

“With only a short time left we hope that the generosity already demonstrated will continue and exceed our expectations.”

The artwork is typical of Bob Barker’s style, with a palette of blacks, greys and browns contrasting with white light and intense colours breaking through.

Other Super League stars featured in the painting are Wigan hooker Michael McIlorum and Warrington centre Ryan Atkins.

To make bid for the painting visit jumblebee.co.uk/willsway.

To buy limited edition prints with a portion of the money going to the Will's Way charity visit castlegalleries.com/willsway.