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Charity Auction Followup: JK Rowling Handprint a Big Seller at Event

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Posted by: sue
September 07, 2009, 07:27 PM

Previously we told you of a special hand print drawing J.K. Rowling donated for a charity auction being held in order to help a young girl who had lost her hands and toes to Menigitus. The auction for two year old Tilly Lockey has now taken place, with this marvelous handprint from the Harry Potter author (complete with a Dragon, snake, Hedwig, the Golden Snitch and Harry) selling for £6,000. The mother of the young girl tells Chroniclelive.co.uk that "So many celebrities donated hand prints to be auctioned and the bidding went through the roof. The top seller was J K Rowling’s for £6,000 which was amazing because we only expected it to make about £2,000."  All the money raised goes to help provide Tilly new prosthetic hands which must be replaced each year until she reaches 18 years old. You can learn more about the efforts of the Give Tilly a Hand campaign here at this link.

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41 Comments

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That is really great that J Rowlings and all the other celebrities donated.

Posted by H.P.2009 on September 07, 2009, 07:42 PM report to moderator
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This is awesome!! I love Jo’s handprint and I’m glad she’s so generous to important causes.

Posted by RavenclawDancer on September 07, 2009, 07:53 PM report to moderator
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Cute! Love all the drawings, especially the little Harry. The glasses, scar, and pointy wizard hat are so adorable!

Posted by mini bagel on September 07, 2009, 08:11 PM report to moderator
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What a great cause, this is what I really love about JK Rowling, every week I hear about her doing such great charity work. Love the handprint too!

Posted by Blatcher(ROAR) on September 07, 2009, 08:21 PM report to moderator
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that is so awesome!

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on September 07, 2009, 08:22 PM report to moderator
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wonderful!

Posted by Loveforluna on September 07, 2009, 08:24 PM report to moderator
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wonderful!

Posted by Loveforluna on September 07, 2009, 08:27 PM report to moderator
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It is just fantastic that they were able to raise this much money for her.

Posted by Kirk on September 07, 2009, 08:37 PM report to moderator
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it is really great that she did that!….. i love her little drawings! :o)

Posted by johndeeregirl12 on September 07, 2009, 08:55 PM report to moderator
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thats a great cause. the hand looks so cool.

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on September 07, 2009, 09:00 PM report to moderator
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JK Rowling+Auction=sold for more than expected

Posted by friendofblob on September 07, 2009, 09:40 PM report to moderator
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its really great that she did that!

Posted by weasleyfan44 on September 07, 2009, 10:27 PM report to moderator
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that’s great :)

Posted by deadtree ♥WBM♥ on September 08, 2009, 01:11 AM report to moderator
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They only expected £2000? WTH!!! This is JK ROwling we’re talking about!!!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on September 08, 2009, 03:16 AM report to moderator
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I’m so glad things went that well!!

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on September 08, 2009, 03:45 AM report to moderator
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