Music and movie celebs join charity auction

Lily Allen, Kate Winslet and Dame Shirley Bassey are among some of the UK’s top celebrities who have put pens, pencils and brushes to paper for a charity auction.

They have designed envelopes for the third annual “Pitney Bowes Pushing The Envelope” auction to raise money for the National Literacy Trust, who help raise literacy standards across all ages.

Starting on October 10 at 10am, the one-off envelope designs will be auctioned on eBay.co.uk.

There will total of around 40 designs available for bidding.

A full list of contributors and their envelopes can be found at www.pushingtheenvelope.info