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Auction raises £320,000 for charity

A marathon auction of Sir Jimmy Savile's huge collection of mementos and personal belongings has raised around £320,000 for his charities. Three auctioneers worked in relays during the non-stop, almost 13-hour sale which saw the broadcasting legend's Rolls-Royce

go for £130,000, his original, red Jim'll Fix It chair reach £8,500 and hundreds of smaller items go for hundreds of pounds each. Even as the hall emptied towards the end of the sale, a simple Jim'll Fix It badge sold for £2,000 to an internet bidder.

A tireless charity worker, Sir Jimmy is thought to have raised more than £40 million for good causes in his lifetime. He died just before his 85th birthday last year and requested his belongings be sold for charity after his death.

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