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Drivers play their cards right for charity 29 Nov 2012

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton lends his support to the StarCards initiative to raise funds for London's Great Ormond Street Children's Charity Photographer Mark Sutton with StarCards signed by the 2012 F1 drivers to raise funds for London's Great Ormond Street Children's Charity

Playing cards signed by every Formula One driver on the 2012 grid are currently being auctioned online in aid of London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

The StarCards appeal is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and the signatures were gathered by F1 photographer Mark Sutton of Sutton Motorsport Images, who have supported the project since 2004.

As well as auctioning the autographed and framed playing cards, StarCards are also offering the chance to bid for a t-shirt signed by each of the 22 drivers, and non-F1 items such as a guitar signed by rock legend Brian May of Queen.

“We are grateful to the numerous friends and generous organisations that have supported our charity auctions since 2002,” said Paul Brett of StarCards. Mark Sutton has been a very active supporter and his regular collection of signings and stunning photographs supported by all Formula One teams are a massive contribution.

“We are dedicated to raising vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity to support the refurbishment of the hospital, provide up-to-date equipment and fund research into better treatments.”

For more details on the auction, including how to bid, visit www.starcards.org. Bidding ends on December 2.