National Literacy Trust charity auction includes Doctor Who script, Gruffalo art

National Literacy Trust LogoGruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler, League of Gentlemen co-creator and co-star Steve Pemberton, along with celebrities including Joanna Trollope, Barbara Taylor Bradford and Madness have united to support literacy.

All have donated items to an auction on behalf of  the National Literacy Trust is holding an auction from 27th January to raise vital funds. Members of the public can bid online for an exciting assortment of money-can’t-buy prizes, including:

The National Literacy Trust is a charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK.  The charity works in schools and with families across the UK providing books, storytelling events, workshops for struggling teenagers and support for families.

• To place your bid or find out more about the prizes visit the website: www.nlt-auction.com. The deadline for public bids is 5th February 2014 at 10am after which a private auction hosted by the National Literacy Trust will take place

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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