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James Bond tuxedo raises 12,000
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The tuxedo worn by Daniel Craig in the James Bond film Casino Royale has raised 12,000 for the children's charity ChildLine.

Proceeds from the auction will go towards ChildLine's 20th birthday goal of 20m, which will help the charity answer at least 1000 more calls a day.

A walk on part in Desperate Housewives sold for 17,000 and the Big Brother chair went for 5,500.

An estimated 150,000 was raised through the online auction.

'Wildest dreams'

It concluded with a 1920s-style ball at London's Park Lane Hotel on Sunday.

The charity's founder and president, TV presenter Esther Rantzen, said bidders had helped ChildLine in its aim of doubling the number of volunteer counsellors.

Rantzen also said the support and money raised had "surpassed my wildest dreams."

ChildLine is a free, confidential helpline that operates 24 hours a day for children and young people with problems.

Volunteer counsellors are trained to comfort and advise anyone who phones in.

Around 4,500 children call for help each day, but 2,000 are unable to get through due to shortage of volunteers.




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