Anno's Africa Auction Begins Today Including Script Signed By David Tennant

The incredible online celebrity auction raising funds for the Anno's Africa charity goes live today. The sale includes some amazing celebrity items, including donations from Joanna Lumley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Tom Hanks and Sir Elton John and many more. David Tennant has autographed a script from the final episode of the award-winning ITV series Broadchurch.

Anno's Africa aims to offer an alternative arts education to orphans and vulnerable children in Africa’s city slums. Every year the charity provides an eight-week programme of workshops in the Nairobi slums of Kibera and Mathare, covering art, drama, music, dance, creative writing and circus skills. The workshops not only give children the chance to experience play and creative opportunities that they might otherwise miss out on, they also teach valuable life skills and build confidence to give more opportunities of finding work in the future. The charity was set up in memory of Anno Birkin, the son of photographer Bee Gilbert and screenwriter Andrew Birkin, a gifted writer and musician who died in a car crash in 2001, one month short of his 21st birthday. 

The organisers list some of the awesome and unique items that are up for grabs:
  • JANE BIRKIN has donated and signed her own personal HERMÈS BIRKIN BAG
  • LANA DEL REY has signed a stunning vintage dress from her recent American Tour
  • BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH has signed his personal suit from the SHERLOCK tailors - Spencer Hart
  • MATT LEBLANC has donated his black leather jacket from EPISODES
  • SIR ELTON JOHN has signed his Gucci trainers and his Versace sunglasses
  • DAME JUDI DENCH has donated her jacket as 'M' from the Bond movie THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
  • DANIEL CRAIG has signed his Bond shirt from SKYFALL
  • JOANNA LUMLEY has donated a signed scarf and her crew jacket from THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
  • DAVID TENNANT has signed his script from hit ITV drama BROADCHURCH
  • MILLA JOVOVICH has signed her own label chiffon dress that she wore at Cannes
  • CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG has signed her Balenciaga City bag
  • TOM HANKS has signed his CLOUD ATLAS crew Jacket
  • RUBY WAX has signed and framed a pair of her frilly knickers

Other donors include Stephen Fry, Alan Rickman, Twiggy, Sir Ian Holm, Bruce Robinson, Hayley Mills, Robert Powell, Simon Amstell, Stephen Frears, Luke Pasqualino, Nicholas Hoult, Lesley Joseph, Trevor Eve and Neil Morrissey.

The auction goes live at around 8pm tonight BST

Watch out for the live links to star bidding by following Anno's Africa on Twitter - @Annos_Africa or by visiting the project website

You can also donate here