Stephen Fry donates signed items to online charity auction
Narrator of the British versions of the Harry Potter audiobooks Stephen Fry has kindly donated some very exciting signed items to charity auction website Sellebrity! He has donated the items in aid of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The items up for grabs are as follows:
–A collection of the Harry Potter audio ooks on CD
-Two copies of his autobiography, The Fry Chronicles (1|2)
-Two ties that he has previously worn on QI, the British quiz show he hosts (1|2)
The money raised will go toward buying new incubators for the hospital’s unit, which cost a whopping £10,000 each. The NICU cares for approximately 900 babies a year and “is one of three centres providing the highest level of specialist neonatal, medical and surgical intensive care across the East of England Neonatal Network.”
Fundraising manager of the hospital Louise Cook was ecstatic with Fry’s generosity, saying,
It’s so exciting that Stephen Fry, one of Norfolk’s most well-known residents, has chosen to support our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which is part of the hospital charity.
The money raised will go towards buying new incubators for the unit. NICU cares for premature and very [sick] babies from across Norfolk and the surrounding area, so the money will be used to benefit local people. The auction will finish on October 5, so we urge people to bid early and bid high!
Sellebrity is run by ex-Norwich City and Leicester City football player Darren Eadie, who after retiring from the sport came up with the idea to start a charity auction website after finding personal items that he no longer needed and didn’t really want to throw away.
As stated above, the auction for Fry’s items will end on October 5 (next Sunday!), so if you’re interested, you better get your bids on now!
Have you already donated to the worthy cause? Which of the items would you most like to get your hands on? Let us know with your comments below.