Bond Saves The World Again

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Bond Saves The World Again
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When secret agent James Bond is not busy neutralizing evil geniuses who live in really cool houses, he becomes sometimes concerned about the welfare of troubled children.

Or at least his tux does.

Or at least one of the prop tuxes that Daniel Craig wore when he portrayed James Bond in Casino Royale does.

At a recent auction to raise money for the children's charity ChildLine, the tuxedo, worn during the shooting of the film, raised £12,000,000!

No, wait. It raised £12,000. But that's still a lot though.

The ChildLine 20th Birthday Auction, held from 5 to 9 December, offered up heaps of thrilling items for which people paid money. This money went to help support the charity's work, the keystone of which is a helpline (0800 1111) for children to call for aid or advice in any problem situation, from bullying to bulemia.

Other items up for bid were a walk-on part on the tv series "Desperate Housewives", a visit to the Hawaii set of "Lost", a flight in a 1930's de Havilland Tiger Moth, a trip for two to the Thorntons Chocolate Factory, and a painting of Lord Ganesha.

Direct donations to ChildLine can be made via their website at: http://www.childline.org.uk/Makeadonation.asp .

Last Updated 12 December 2006