StarCards British Grand Prix Charity Auction 2009



StarCards, supported by our friends at Sutton Motorsport Images, are in pole position again this year for another British Grand Prix charity auction. A unique collection of over 20 signed Great Ormond Street Hospital playing cards will be up for grabs during the British Grand Prix, professionally mounted with a high quality driver portrait and driving action montage courtesy of Sutton Images.

All F1 teams were delighted to sign for the charity at the Turkish GP for Mark Sutton of Sutton Images. The leading names in Formula 1 including Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Rubens Barrichello, Sebastian Vettel, Jarno Trulli, Kimi Raikkonen and many more continue to support StarCards’ fundraising events for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

StarCards’ “ace” idea led to the creation of a collection of celebrity signed Great Ormond Street Hospital playing cards. They will be auctioned online starting at the British Grand Prix to raise money for the hospital.

“We hope that as many people as possible will get online for the next StarCards British Grand Prix auction and bid as much as possible. We want to raise as much money as we can for the charity. We owe a huge thank you to all the Formula 1 teams and Sutton Motorsport Images for their help”, said Paul Brett of StarCards.

Mark Sutton of Sutton Motorsport Images:

“Sutton Motorsport Images are once again proud to support the annual StarCards British Grand Prix auction, which we continue to believe is a valuable and worthy cause. I had an excellent response from all the Formula 1 team principals, press officers, and in particular the drivers, who signed the cards without hesitation. Our designers have also created the montages that accompany the cards and we believe that, once mounted, they will provide a memorable and unique memento that will raise vital funds for our friends at the Great Ormond Street Hospital.”

The auction starts at www.starcards.org on Saturday 20th June and runs for 10 days finishing on Tuesday 30th June at 8pm

The auction can be viewed at http://shop.ebay.co.uk/merchant/starcards4gosh_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_fromZQQ_mdoZ

NOTES TO EDITORS
All proceeds will be going directly to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, which needs to raise £50million every year to help rebuild and refurbish Great Ormond Street Hospital, buy vital equipment and fund pioneering research. With your help we provide world class care to our very ill children and their families.

For more information contact: Paul Brett, StarCards Press office:
Tel: 01977 592276 / 07710 007507
Email: paul.r2.brett@bt.com