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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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1046 Points

That is wonderful, Jo is so generous and I love that the things she does help people so much. The drawing that she did was so cool!

Posted by bec majec *roar* on September 08, 2009, 07:09 AM report to moderator
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478 Points

Glad that the celebrities gave to this charity. What a splendid thing to do for such a tragedy. Congrats to the winners of the hand prints and also for all the money that was made to help that poor little girl.

Posted by beewell on September 08, 2009, 08:39 AM report to moderator
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4056 Points

Cool! : D

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on September 08, 2009, 11:37 AM report to moderator
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80254 Points

Very, very nice…

Posted by Won_Two on September 08, 2009, 12:04 PM report to moderator
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5180 Points

that is really awesome

Posted by hermionenluna TZS ROAR! on September 08, 2009, 12:40 PM report to moderator
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272 Points

its not really surprising that jk rowling’s sold for the most. I would have paid more than six grand if i was ridiculously rich. Its for a great cause. Its brilliant that they can help the little girl.

Posted by TheGriff [ROAR!] on September 08, 2009, 12:54 PM report to moderator
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654 Points

haha i love her handprint!

Posted by mjkalldaway (ROAR) on September 08, 2009, 05:08 PM report to moderator
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1925 Points

Thats great! J.k Rowling should do more charties like this. as soon as i have money or enough money that is i would pay thousands to have something orignal by J.K rowling.

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on September 08, 2009, 05:41 PM report to moderator
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1925 Points

ok thousand what was i talking about? thats Ridiculous i meant to say millons! :)

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on September 08, 2009, 05:43 PM report to moderator
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3271 Points

That’s wonderful! :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on September 08, 2009, 05:47 PM report to moderator
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88 Points

And that is why she has so much. She gives so much away to those who need it. Truly an inspiration.

Posted by lowlizah on September 08, 2009, 06:56 PM report to moderator
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899 Points

I would call that a handsome profit, lol.

Posted by Graymayne on September 09, 2009, 04:52 AM report to moderator
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1245 Points

What a deserving charity! And I just love JKR’s clever drawing!

Posted by dcsbelle [WBM] OOM3, CW on September 09, 2009, 09:33 AM report to moderator
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370 Points

That’s awesome!

Posted by **Holly** on September 09, 2009, 03:34 PM report to moderator
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504 Points

This is amazing on so may levels, the drawing is soooo nice with the signature in the middle, JK’s hand print would be a cool thing to own and the cause is fantastic. I had meningitus when I was only a few days old and lived to tell the tale but so many others come off worse than me.
Nice one JK & the bidders.

Posted by pinkmoosely on September 10, 2009, 04:38 AM report to moderator
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