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A group of celebrities are weaving a little magic for charity this week by auctioning fairy wings on eBay. But before you get too upset about cruelty to fairies, we should point out that the wings have been designed by the stars and absolutely no fairies were harmed in the making of this auction.

The auction, which runs from September 8 to 18, features fairy wings designed by pop princess Leona Lewis and royal Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. Organized by the Walt Disney Corporation, the auction will raise proceeds for the Great Ormond Street Hospital.

“I loved the idea of the Disney Fairy Wing Auction and was really pleased to be able to help and contribute to such a great cause,” said Lewis. “Great Ormond Street Hospital obviously does such an important job and the Disney Fairy Wings are a really fun way to raise money for such an admirable charity. I’ll keep my fingers crossed on the 8th September that lots of people bid for my wings on the Disney Fairies eBay page – I’d love to see them raise something for Great Ormond Street Hospital.”

Disney has pledged to raise £10 million (US$20 million) to revamp Great Ormond Street. A new café, restaurant and a Disney Interactive Zone will be built with the funds.

Joining Lewis and the princesses in designing wings for the auction are British TV presenters Tess Daly and Vernon Kay, designers Nicole Farhi and Orla Kiely, sports stars James Cracknell, Greg Rusedski and Tim Henman, supermodel Agyness Deyn and the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson.

The auction can be accessed via eBay.

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