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Formula One stars auction personal photos for children's charity

updated 5:29 AM EST, Fri February 7, 2014
Stars of Formula One are raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity by donating personal photographs which will be auctioned in central London Friday. "This is a photo of my two miniature donkeys," explains Red Bull boss Christian Horner. "Bobby is on the left and it's Betsy close up!" Stars of Formula One are raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity by donating personal photographs which will be auctioned in central London Friday. "This is a photo of my two miniature donkeys," explains Red Bull boss Christian Horner. "Bobby is on the left and it's Betsy close up!"
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Formula One's stars have taken photographs to raise money for charity
  • Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton have donated personal snaps
  • The signed photos will be auctioned in central London Friday
  • The money raised is going to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

(CNN) -- Formula One's main protagonists are used to living under the glare of the paparazzi's flash bulbs but they have turned the tables to raise money for charity.

Red Bull's four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari ace Fernando Alonso are some of the big names who have got behind the lens to take a personal snapshot of their lives.

Prints of these signed photographs will go under the hammer at the Zoom auction in central London Friday in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

"The money raised will make a real difference to patients and families from across the UK," said the charity's spokesman Olivia Jary.

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone commented: "We are proud to be able to help with the tremendous work they do."

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