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Simon Cowell, David Cameron, Amanda Holden and more support Stroud youth project The Door

By The Citizen  |  Posted: February 04, 2014

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David Cameron is more popular than Simon Cowell, according to the bids on a celebrity auction, designed to raise funds for Stroud youth project The Door.

A signed photo of Simon Cowell is the first lot to be auctioned in the Great Celebrity Auction organised by youngsters at The Door.

After persuading celebrities, from Amanda Holden to Gloucester Rugby, to support their cause, The Door is auctioning one item a week for the next six months.

The Simon Cowell photo auction is due to end today, Wednesday, but at the time of going to press had been overtaken by a book signed by Prime Minister David Cameron, attracing bids of £16 with a week left to run.

Next up is a shirt signed by Gloucester Rugby team, with the auction due to open on Sunday, February 9.

“We’re expecting that to be popular,” said Brendan Conboy at The Door.

The youth project is being supported by

over 30 celebrities and the list includes London mayor Boris Johnson, TV’s Ant and Dec, writer Jilly Cooper and Country File presenter Ellie Harrison.

All the celebrity memorabilia can be viewed online atgreatcelebrityauction.co.uk.

Harry Gardner Apprentice Fundraiser says

‘’It’s going to be big, we have some fantastic

items up for grabs, whether you’re a Gloucester Rugby Fan to a lover of Diversity,” said Harry.

The Door Youth Project works with over 1,000 young people and families each year.

Brendan Conboy, Chief Executive said; “On a weekly basis we hear young people say ‘if it wasn’t for The Door Youth Project, I wouldn’t be here today’, this symbolises the importance of the work.

“ I want to say a massive thank you to the Great Celebrities

and general public that support us.”

The Door’s fundraising team are still on the hunt for celebrity memorabilia. Anyone who can help is urged to contact Harry at The Door Youth Project on 01453 756745.

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