A mosaic portrait of David Bowie has been made from hundreds of fragments of vinyl records to raise money for a children's charity in the run-up to Christmas.

Manchester-based artist Ed Chapman created the mosaic Ziggy Stardust for the NSPCC's Little Stars Dream Auction (www.little-stars-auction.org.uk).

Next month marks what would have been the late musician's 70th birthday and the auction runs until midday on Friday December 9.

The auction aims to raise funds for the NSPCC's helplines and national services which both keep children safe and help them recover when they have fallen victim to some form of abuse.

Chapman said: "I have long admired David Bowie both for his music and his immense originality in other areas for so many years, right until his last album.

"All the pieces are hand-cut and individually placed. I am incredibly pleased with the result and hope it can raise a great sum for such a worthwhile cause."

NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless said: "Every year the NSPCC helps keep one million children safe from abuse through its work. This is only possible because of the support and generosity of members of the public from across the UK.

"One of the ways you can help us be there for more children and give them the safe childhood they deserve this Christmas is by bidding in our Little Stars Dream Auction.

"This is a chance for you to buy amazing, money-can't-buy prizes - for you or someone who deserves an extra special Christmas gift. And every penny raised will help us to keep children safe from abuse and neglect."