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