StarCards launches annual F1 charity auction
29 November, 2012
Nov.29 (Sutton Images) StarCards is celebrating 10 years of fundraising for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity at London’s iconic BT Tower, on Friday 23rd November.
Supported by Mark Sutton and the team at Sutton Images, the evening will launch Starcards 10th annual Christmas celebrity charity online auction featuring significant A-list auction items including framed StarCards signed by every one of the 2012/13 season Formula One drivers, and a host of other major world leaders and celebrities including British Prime Minister David Cameron, former US President Gerald Ford, Brian May, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Dynamo (Magician Impossible), Jessie J, and many more.
Other unique lots include a GOSH T shirt signed by all current F1 drivers, and a complete set of 2012/13 Formula 1 StarCards and memorabilia. Brian May has signed a copy of his ‘Red Special’ guitar in support of the auction.
Paul Brett of StarCards said: “We are grateful to the numerous friends and generous organisations that have supported our charity auctions since 2002. Mark Sutton has been a very active supporter and his regular collection of signings and stunning photographs supported by all Formula One teams are a massive contribution. We are dedicated to raising vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity to support the refurbishment of the hospital, provide up-to-date equipment and fund research into better treatments.”
Matt Forrest, Head of Community Fundraising at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, said, “We would like to thank StarCards and Sutton Images for their support over the past 10 years and choosing us to benefit from their fundraising. The money raised by StarCards helps make a real difference for patients and families.”
The online auction starts on 23rd November at www.starcards.org and runs for 10 days.
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For more information about Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity go to www.gosh.org
StarCards is a small team of volunteers based on the south coast in England, supported by BT Chairman Sir Christopher Bland, StarCards launched at the BT Tower in 2002 with a children’s party helping GOSH celebrate their 150th birthday. In 2012 StarCards was awarded, by Sir Mike Rake, the BT Chairman’s MyDonate award for fundraising. They are celebrating 10 years of raising much needed funds for the charity.
About Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity:
Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals, with the broadest range of dedicated, children’s healthcare specialists under one roof in the UK. The hospital’s pioneering research and treatment gives hope to children who are suffering from the rarest, most complex and often life-threatening conditions, from across the country and abroad. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity needs to raise £ 50 million a year to help rebuild and refurbish Great Ormond Street Hospital, provide vital up-to-date equipment and fund research into better treatments for children. You can help us to provide world class care for our patients and families.
For more information visit www.gosh.org or call 020 7239 3000.
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