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Mistake during Pride of Britain Awards auction of Jack’s Rolf Harris artwork

Mistake during Pride of Britain Awards auction of Jack’s Rolf Harris artwork

As you may have seen on or read recently, Jack’s artwork of Rolf Harris was auctioned at the Pride of Britain Awards on Monday 29 October 2012. It had been reported by both ourselves, the media and on the televised show itself that this artwork was sold for £15,000.

Unfortunately during the auction itself, a mistake was made. We have spoken to the Daily Mirror who confirmed:

“Unfortunately with all of the noise/commotion in the room Carol (Vorderman) made a mistake when facilitating the auction. We had three members of staff overseeing this area of the room all of which confirmed that the bid was for £6,000.”

Therefore the amount it sold for has now been corrected and set to £6,000.

Just to be clear, Jack, his family, and the Sick Kids Friends Foundation are in no way angry or apportioning any blame to anyone involved, especially not Carol Vorderman or the two bidders who were all lovely. In these situations, mistakes can happen and the important thing is that this has been explained and resolved.

We are all very grateful to everyone at Pride of Britain / ITV / Daily Mirror for their help and support over the last few months, it was an amazing night and Jack had a great time.

We also want to say thank you for the amazing generosity shown by LIDL (for the £10,000 donation), the programme makers for attempting an auction of Jack’s drawing to raise further funds and the people in the auction who made bids for Jack’s artwork.

Looking forward, Jack has come back from the Pride of Britain Awards with a massive £16,000 added to his fundraising total, this is £16,000 MORE than we ever imagined, so thank you again for that.

Additionally, Jack’s fundraising JustGiving page has received almost £2,000 worth of donations since the show went out on Tuesday. Thank you to everyone who donated.

This money will go a long way to improving the care of children at the The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

Thank you.

Jack’s Night at the Pride of Britain Awards

Jack’s Night at the Pride of Britain Awards

Jack and his family attended the Pride of Britain Awards yesterday evening where they had an enjoyable and eye opening night. Jack and his family met lots of lovely famous faces and saw lots of others.

We managed to meet (amongst others) John Bishop, Emma Bunton, Jon Bon Jovi, Jason Donovan, Peter Andre, Etienne Stott, Tim Baillie, Kenny Dalglish, Natasha Kaplinsky, Vernon Kay, Stephen Tompkinson, Robson Green, Nitin Ganatra, Holly Willoughby, Olly Murs, Jayne Torvill, Natasha Baker, Trisha Penrose, Stephen Hawking, Ed Miliband, Carol Vorderman, Dermot O’Leary, Michael Ball, Esther Rantzen, Louie Spence and Rolf Harris (who presented Jack with his award and looked after him).

Jack said it was very busy but it was still very good. I had a good time, thank you.

There were many wonderful stories and normal hardworking people there, it was an amazing honour to have Jack included. We urge everyone to watch Jack and everyone else, Tuesday 30 October, 2012 at 8pm on ITV.

Thank you to all of the people who were so nice and helped look after us and said hello.


More photographs on Jack’s Facebook page.

Some highlights (SPOILERS)

All in all, a good trip from California back to London. £25,000 added to Jack’s fundraising total, a lovely meal, some amazing photographs and a Pride of Britain Award, thank you and good night.

Jack wins Pride of Britain Award

We are proud to announce that Jack is to be the recipient of this years Child Fundraiser of the Year prize at the Pride of Britain Awards 2012.

Jack wins Pride of Britain Award
Noah, Jack and Toby at the Pride of Britain Awards 2012 Winners Dinner

Jack and his family are in London right now (attending a Winners Dinner) and on Monday 29 October 2012 they will attend the Awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel along with royalty and many famous faces from TV, movies and sport to collect his amazing trophy.

Founded in 1999, the awards take place every year to honour the UK’s unsung heroes. In association with the Daily Mirror, Lidl, ITV1, Daybreak and the Prince’s Trust, the ceremony is hosted by Carol Vorderman.

Jack is still fundraising for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation and his JustGiving page is still open for donations.

Find out more in Monday’s Daily Mirror, follow along with Jack via Facebook and Twitter on Monday night (29 October) or watch ITV on Tuesday night (30 October) at 8pm to see the show.

You are a TOY! (Jack has been made into toy version of himself)

You are a TOY! (Jack has been made into toy version of himself)

Jack and his brothers got a huge surprise when a toy version of himself, based on one of his own drawings, recently arrived at his California home.

Rabisquedo are a Brazilian company (Jack’s book is available in Brazil) who specialise in turning kids drawings into real life toys. They approached Jack through his website and offered to make him a toy of one of his drawings. Jack did not know which one they had chosen and was very excited (he had his fingers crossed, it wasn't his crocodile–he is scared of that picture).

Jack was very happy with his unique creation and said “thank you very much for making my toy, I like the shape and colours, it looks just like my drawing.”

It is based on a drawing Jack did of himself from last year, with his book:

You are a TOY! (Jack has been made into toy version of himself)

Jack and his parents are now in discussions with Rabisquedo about the possibility of producing more of these toys and perhaps even a range based on some of Jack’s drawings.

Which of Jack’s drawings do you think would make a good toy?