Bury St Edmunds couple’s fun auction to help little nephew

Debbie and James Mclellan and Paul and Angela Revens with their children Amy and Tom Revens and Dan and Charlie Mclellan
Debbie and James Mclellan and Paul and Angela Revens with their children Amy and Tom Revens and Dan and Charlie Mclellan

A couple have hosted a charity auction to help fund research into a rare condition affecting as few as 100 people in the UK – including their nephew.

Paul and Angela Revens’ five-year-old nephew, Dan Mclellan, has Ullrich muscular dystrophy, an incurable and progressive muscle-wasting disease.

On Friday, the Bury St Edmunds couple, whose previous two auctions have raised more than £7,500 for their family’s Dan’s Hope fund, launched another Christmas eBay auction, hoping to raise more than £2,500 by the time it closes on Sunday.

Auction lots include a tracksuit signed by comedian John Bishop, scripts signed by Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer and Wall Street 2’s Carey Mulligan, T-shirts signed by golfer Luke Donald, tennis player Steffi Graf and Downtown Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt, and a host of signed CDs, books and photos from the likes of Rod Stewart, Roger Daltry, Dame Judi Dench and Simon Pegg.

Paul said: “Our auctions are a fun way for us to raise money and give everyone the opportunity to buy a unique or unusual Christmas present, whilst at the same time helping a charity.”

“My little nephew means the world to me and it’s heartbreaking to think of what the future might be like for him,” he added.

To view auction items, or to place a bid, visit myworld.ebay.co.uk/dans-hope