This is one of those stories that just shows how much good Doctor Who can do in the world, as a volunteer at the Bedford Food Bank has been pulling in the cash for the group by selling rare and signed merchandise on eBay to raise funds.
Simon Danes has a history with Doctor Who, not only is he the man who supplied the Dalek playsuit that was used in In Adventure in Space and Time and his big brother Roger was the technical manager (studio manager) for Slipback but he is also behind the eBay shop ‘Dr Who Collectables and Antiques‘ who have been raising funds for the Bedford Food Bank who help people out who are going hungry in the local area. Lately he has been receiving a great deal of help from a number of cast and crew from the shows history donating signed or unique items to be sold for the charity
We’ve also got autographed photos from Louise Jameson, Keeley Hawes and Debbie Watling, plus signed books from Mike Tucker. We did have a Suranne Jones photo too, but it sold within a couple of hours!
The big item up for grabs at the minute is a rather special postcard sized sketch of Eldrad from the Tom Baker story The Hand of Fear, most famous as being the farewell story for companion Sarah Jane Smith (the late, great Elizabeth Sladen) hand drawn (and signed) by non other than Judith Paris who played the part in the story.
This is a real one of a kind item and is up for a starting bid of only £25.00, but you’d better act quick as it ends this Sunday (22 June 2014)!
The eBay charity shop has a wealth of other fantastic items up for grabs too, ranging from vintage Hartnell annuals and target novels to handmade Tom Baker scarves and various action figures and every penny raised from the sale of these items is going direct to a fantastic charity in the form of the Bedford Food Bank.
So will you be bidding on the Eldrad sketch? Perhaps you have your eye on the classic annuals (I know I have) or maybe you fancy one of the other incredible items on offer. Leave us your comments below and let us know if your planning on getting anything, or simply your views on how great the Whovian world is when it comes to chipping in for acts like this.