Celebrity Spitfire auction for Help for Heroes charity

20 August 2010
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Celebrities including Frank Lampard and Piers Morgan took part in a charity Spitfire auction to raise money for Help For Heroes. ...

Airfix flew into action last week to help raise £2,000 for Help For Heroes by auctioning off a collection of autographed model Spitfires on Ebay.

Piers Morgan, David Jason, Frank Lampard, Al Murray and Linford Christie were among the celebrities who took part in the campaign.Each celebrity received an Airfix 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1a and assembled, painted and autographed their Spitfires especially for the auction.

In total, there were 162 bids for the celebrity designs, and a grand sum of £2,000 was raised. Chelsea and England football star Frank Lampard’s Spitfire raised the most money with the highest number of bids, raising £220 at 31 bids. This was closely followed by Al Murray’s Spitfire which received 29 bids, and, together with David Jason’s plane, raised £205. The money raised from the Airfix models will be donated to Help For Heroes, which helps to provide better facilities for wounded British servicemen and women.

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Darrell Burge, marketing manager for Airfix, said: “We are very proud to be able to work with Help For Heroes and help raise money for such a worthy cause. We would like to thank all the celebrities who have shown their support for the campaign and donated their time and dedication into creating their model Spitfires for the auction. Thanks to their input, the auction has been a tremendous success, and Help For Heroes can continue their great work.”