By Tim Saunders on
Mugs donated by 13 of Britain’s favorite celebrities are going under the hammer for charity.
Stars such as Emma Thompson, Nigella Lawson, Chris Tarrant, Dragon’s Den’s Duncan Bannatyne, celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh, London Mayor Boris Johnson, violinist Nicola Benedetti, Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark and authors Philippa Gregory (The Other Boleyn Girl) and Freya North (Secrets) have donated their favorite mugs to the auction to raise money for Mary's Meals, a charity that provides school meals for 375,000 children around the world.
“A mug has become something of a symbol of our work, which is why we have chosen it as the theme for our auction,” said Ruth Black, one of the charity’s founders. “Each child is responsible for their own mug, which ensures that they get a fair portion every day, and they take great care of them – I remember seeing one little boy who carried his on a string around his neck to make sure that he didn’t miss out.”
To access the auction – which runs until December 10 – click here.
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