National Literacy Trust raises £11,270 in eBay auction The National Literacy Trust’s Pushing the Envelope online auction has raised £11,270 from envelopes with designs on them donated by top actors, writers, illustrators, sportspeople and personalities.The top three signed originals were:· Damien Hirst’s envelope, which raised £3,300 Advertisement · Ian Mckellen’s envelope, which raised £1,025 · Raymond Briggs’ envelope, which raised £1,020It was clear from early on in the auction that the Damien Hirst item would do well.This is the second year the the Trust has run this event. This year it extended to cover the USA, France and Germany.Richard Sved, Head of Fundraising, said: “We’re thrilled, and grateful for the support of Pitney Bowes in running the auction. Pushing The Envelope raised a huge amount, and we have been delighted by the response. It’s been a great example of effective fundraising on the Internet.” 22 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 October 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Events Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.