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Robbie Williams Takes Over Charity Auction

Robbie Williams Takes Over Charity AuctionRobbie Williams Takes Over Charity Auction

Robbie Williams swapped his microphone for a gavel as he turned into an auctioneer for a day to sell some of his showbiz possessions for charity.

Fans were left star-struck when the 41-year-old star made a surprise appearance while 150 of his personal items went under the hammer for charity at Bonhams in central London.

All proceeds from the sale, called ‘Doing It for the Kids’, will go to the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice in Stoke-on-Trent, of which Williams is a patron, Metro reported.

Fans shelled out nearly £150,000 to buy posters, personalized costumes and other memorabilia from the star’s days in ‘Take That’ group and solo career.

Handwritten lyrics to his 1998 hit ‘Let Me Entertain You’ fetched £2,750 - but that was dwarfed by the £31,250 paid by one loyal fan for the words to the singer’s 2013 hit ‘Go Gentle’.

Robbie stepped onto the rostrum to take bids for the lyrics to ‘Kids’ - his 2000 duet with Kylie Minogue - which sold for £6,875. A 1994 MTV viewer’s choice award he won while with ‘Take That’ fetched £10,625.

Williams said he was happy to donate some of his “prized possessions that have been personal markers of my career” as it was a privilege to be a patron of the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.