F1 Charity Auction for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Ever wanted to own a Formula 1 car?

30 June 2010

The annual Formula 1 charity auction held to raise money for Great Ormond Street Childrens Hospital

will be held on July the fifth in the Natural History Museum in London. The title sponsor of the British Grand Prix, Santander, together with the generous permission of Bernie Ecclestone, the CEO of the Formula One Group, will be sponsoring the event for the fourth year running. Have you ever wanted to own your own Formula 1 car? Well, here’s your chance. Amongst other great auctions including; A private session with Rugby legends Jason Leonard and Will Greenwood, A week’s work experience with the Mercedes GP Formula One team and a limited edition Gold and Tantalum Hublot Aerobang watch, is your chance to win a BMW Sauber Formula One car from the 2006 season. The car was driven to ninth place in the drivers’ championship by Nick Heidfeld in 2006 and has been donated, very generously, by the BMW Sauber team principal Peter Sauber. Heidfeld came in seventh at the Canadian, Chinese and British Grand Prix and managed to clock over 9,000 kilometres in it. The party will be hosted by TV presenters Tess Daly and Vernon Kay. The party is set to have the chart-topping pop act, Sugababes, perform alongside DJ Henry Holland. The good news, however, is you don’t need to be a guest at this prestigious event to take part in the bidding. Bids will be accepted by phone and E-mail, so if you feel like getting in with a shot of owning any one of these fantastic lots give them a call or get your bid in online. Last year's event was a huge success and boosted the Centre’s fund by £450,000 with which they will add to the £1.5 million that has been raised so far for the much needed Heart and Lung Centre. I'll certainly be putting my best bid forward and if I win the BMW Sauber then I'd definitely take it for a spin on the North London Karting track.