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by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, People
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Photo: Ebay

If you live in the UK, you know that the annual televised fundraiser for the organization Children in Need raised $42 million dollars last Friday. British TV stars and musicians from all over including Coldplay and Lady Gaga helped to bring in the dough for the BBC led foundation.

While that by itself is a great story, we’re more amazed by the ‘Doctor Who’ outfit, worn by lead actor Matt Smith, and signed script that, with just under three hours to go, is up to £50,000 on Ebay! It might even still go up. Not sure who on earth (or in the universe and all of time and space) Doctor Who is? Just the most beloved character in all of England.

What do you get for that price tag? “The team at Doctor Who have kindly donated the Doctor’s costume, as worn by Matt Smith, in the episodes “The Doctor’s Wife” and “Night Terrors.” This includes his tweed jacket, jeans, shirt, boots, braces, watch and – of course – bow tie.” The winner will also get a special signed script. To up the coolness factor, “The Doctor’s Wife” was written by Neil Gaiman, so fans get to double the geek love.

Now, I’m a devoted Who fan (although truth be told, I’m more of a Tennant girl). I think bow ties are cool and want to travel through wibbly wobbly timey wimey space with the Doctor as his plucky companion. But, £50,000 for some clothes? Thank goodness it all goes to charity to help fund programs for kids in the UK.

Check out the Doctor’s video as he disrobes for a good cause.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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