StarCards launches annual F1 auction for charity

Mark Sutton

Mark Sutton

The drivers and teams of the Formula One world have again supported the annual StarCards F1 charity auction, supporting Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London.

These world famous auctions have been supported by Sutton Images since 2004 and continue to raise thousands of pounds for the charity.

Mark Sutton has supported the fundraising event by obtaining the signatures of the 2014 F1 drivers on Great Ormond Street Hospital playing cards, t shirt and 2014 signed grid photo from every driver.

In a special tribute to Formula legend Michael Schumacher who has supported the cause over the last 10 years a very special signed 7 of Hearts represents Michael’s achievements as a seven-time Formula 1 World Champion.

The auction starts at 8pm on the 30th June at www.starcards.org during the British Grand Prix period and ends 10 days later at 8pm on the 10th July.

Paul Brett founder of StarCards said, “Sutton Images support over the last decade has been a tremendous boost to our annual fundraising efforts. The F1 community globally provides amazing support and continues to be our most profitable auction each year providing essential funding for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity to spend on the most vital medical equipment, research facilities or toward the £50 million required every year to make it possible for children of all nations to get the help they need.”

Mark Sutton, F1 Photographer: Sutton Images is pleased once again for its 11th year to support the Starcards F1 auction and with the help of all the F1 drivers and teams we have two amazing special fully signed items of a GOSH T-shirt and F1 Group photo from Australia, these are both framed and I’m hoping will raise much needed funds to this great charity that Sutton Images fully supports.”

Matt Forrest, Head of Community Fundraising from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity said, “We’re very grateful to StarCards, Sutton Images and the F1 community for their amazing support over the last ten years. The money raised through this year’s auction will help us bring hope to very ill children and their families across the UK and around the world.”

The auction starts at 8pm on the 30th June at www.starcards.org during the British Grand Prix period and ends 10 days later at 8pm on the 10th July.

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For more information about Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity go to www.gosh.org
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About StarCards

StarCards are a small team of volunteers based on the south coast in England, supported by BT Chairman Sir Christopher Bland, StarCards launched at the BT Tower in 2002 with a children’s party helping GOSH celebrate their 150th birthday. In 2012 StarCards were awarded by Sir Mike Rake the BT Chairman’s MyDonate award for fundraising and are celebrating 10 years of raising much needed funds for the charity.

About Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals with the broadest range of dedicated children’s healthcare specialists under one roof in the UK. The hospital’s pioneering research and treatment gives hope to children who are suffering from the rarest, most complex and often life-threatening conditions, from across the country and abroad. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity needs to raise £50 million a year to help rebuild and refurbish the hospital, provide up to date equipment and fund research into better treatments for the children. You can help us to provide world class care for our patients and families. For more information visit www.gosh.org

About Sutton Images

Sutton Images is the world’s largest independent motorsport picture agency with the experience of covering motorsport events worldwide for the past thirty-five years.

The business operates from a state-of-the-art base in the heart of Britain’s motorsport industry near Silverstone. Staffed by fully trained and dedicated personnel, our technologically advanced facilities, including our own in-house servers and bespoke software, provide the platform to process and deliver digital images rapidly around the globe.

With five FIA accredited photographers capturing all the action and key images at every round of the Formula One World Championship, the agency has the edge over their competitors in an environment where speed is of the essence. In addition to the FIA Formula One World Championship Sutton Images archive of over four million images covers every major Championship since the 1960s, with nearly one million images available online and fully searchable at www.sutton-images.com