Mayor’s auction passes £200,000

JUST four days into the bidding for City Wenlock, the huge sums offered for the gentlemanly mascot have helped pushed the total amount raised for the Mayor’s Fund for London in the Olympics auction to £201,000 – with plenty more to come in the next few weeks.

The highest price reached so far has been a staggering £20,000 for the Union Jack-decorated Wenlock statue, but with a good 10 days to go we’re confident our favourite pinstriped character can beat that total – especially as last night his current bid was nearing £17,000.

For those who want a slice of the London 2012-themed memorabilia but are less inclined to give a home to a two-metre tall cyclops, there will be plenty more items appearing online in the coming days.

All the items on the Mayor of London Presents... page of the auction are being sold to raise money for the Mayor’s Fund, a charity that aims to give life chances and aspirations to disadvantaged children, young people and their families in London.

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