Djokovic Holds Star-Studded Auction for Serbian Kids, London

Created: 2013-07-09 16:11 EST

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The world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic raised more than one-point-two-million-pounds for his foundation in London on Monday.

 
[Novak Djokovic, Ranking World Number One Tennis Player]:
"And now I'm standing in front of you and trying to raise the awareness of many kids who haven't been that fortunate in life to have right people to support them. So the whole reason for the Novak Djokovic Foundation is to make sure kids in Serbia who don't have that necessary support from the family, or any kind of similar structure, actually have that right resources and that's the goal and the mission of our foundation to allow them to grow up in a stimulative environment, to grow up healthy, to learn about sharing, caring about the world, caring about the society; all the right values in life."
 
Some of the items up for auction were a Manchester United shirt signed by all the players, a Ronnie Wood guitar and a jewellery bangle presented by Naomi Campbell.
 
The shirt was donated by Chelsea and Serbia soccer player Branislav Ivanovic.
 
After headlining Glastonbury last week, Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood donated a guitar, which Djokovic bought himself.
 
[Ronnie Wood, Guitarist, Rolling Stones]:
"My blessing goes with this charity so anything I can do to help it's a last minute thing but I thought, you know, anything I could do to help the foundation is fantastic and I've been so busy this week, in fact I should be home in bed. I will be after this though." 
 
Chair of the Novak Djokovic Foundation, Campbell, along with fellow models Caroline Winberg and Erin O'Connor helped raise fifty-thousand-pounds for the bangle.