London newspaper The Evening Standard has raised £206,617.86 from its Christmas auction in aid of youth charity Greenhouse. This beats last year’s total of £180,000.
The highest bid was for a triangular tennis tournament with Michael Sherwood, join CEO of Goldman Sachs,, and Chris Blackhurst, the Evening Standard’s business editor. This fetched £14,600.
A chance to shop with Kate Moss and Topshop owner Sir Philip Green in New York went for £14,200, and a trip to see fashion designer Donatella Versace backstage at one of her shows in Milan raised £8,600.
There were 220 lots on offer. Although some did attract high bids – the top 10 lots raised £63,175 – the average bid was £940.
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