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James Bond clapperboard helps NHS charity auction raise more than £400k

Other items on sale included a visit to Grayson Perry’s art studio, a Formula One race suit worn by Lewis Hamilton and lunch with Dame Joan Collins.

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More than £400,000 has been raised for charity in an auction that saw items including a signed clapperboard for the new James Bond film go under the hammer for the NHS.

The piece of No Time To Die memorabilia – which was signed by stars including Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch and Ana De Armas – raised £13,000.

The item was one of 61 lots sold by the Bonhams auction house in aid of the NHS Charities Covid-19 Urgent Appeal.

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A tour of Perry’s studio went for £22,000 (Ian West/PA)

A tour of Perry’s studio went for £22,000 (Ian West/PA)

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A tour of Perry’s studio went for £22,000 (Ian West/PA)

A visit to the studio of artist Grayson Perry sold for £22,000, while the chance to have lunch at luxury London hotel Claridge’s with actress Dame Joan Collins, her husband Percy Gibson and actor Christopher Biggins went for £5,500.

Other items on sale included a Formula One racing suit worn by Lewis Hamilton, which raised £12,000, while the opportunity to have afternoon tea with The Crown cast members Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter, Gillian Anderson and Emma Corrin raised £7,500.

Ellie Orton, chief executive of NHS Charities Together, labelled the amount of money raised a “brilliant result”.

She added: “This will make such a difference to the NHS staff, volunteers and patients impacted by Covid-19.”

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Hamilton’s race suit sold for £12,000 (Bonhams/PA)

Hamilton’s race suit sold for £12,000 (Bonhams/PA)

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Hamilton’s race suit sold for £12,000 (Bonhams/PA)

All of the proceeds raised by the auction are going towards the charity appeal.

Patrick Masson, Bonhams managing director for the UK and Europe, said: “This is a truly fantastic result and we are so pleased to have played our part in supporting the NHS staff and volunteers working so hard for us on the front line.

“We would like to thank all the generous donors for making this possible and to congratulate the winners, who now have some exceptional experiences to look forward to.”

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