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Corgi auctions unique Mini model for Toy Trust

Published on: 4th June 2013

Hornby Hobbies’ Corgi has released a one-off limited edition 1:36 scale Mini model which is also the final casting model with the number 822.CorgiMini300

The model will be available for the public to bid by auction by entering ‘CC82289 Corgi Toy Trust Mini’ into eBay, or clicking here. The auction is currently live, ending Sunday 10th June, and is currently at £1,000.  All auction proceeds will be donated to the Toy Trust charity in support of the Hornby team who is cycling 70 miles around the Isle of Wight in June to raise money for children with special needs.

The Toy Trust charity aims to raise £100,000 this year to give 80 children with special needs across the UK an adapted bike or trike that enables them to experience the joy of cycling mobility. Targeting children with special needs from economically deprived families, the Hornby team aims to complete the 70 mile ride around the Isle of Wight on 8th June.

Corgi has produced Mini models since the 90s and has made hundreds of thousands of toys and collectables. The model auctioned will carry the unique product code of CC82289 and will be the last Mini model that Corgi will produce carrying the 822 casting number.

The model, designed by Code3 Models from Swansea, is themed specifically on the Toy Trust charity bike ride carrying all the official Toy Trust 2013 bike ride logos and the famous Hornby Hobbies logos (Corgi, Hornby, Scalextric, Airfix and Humbrol).

To find out more visit Corgi’s website or click here for the eBay link. To support Team Hornby and their 70 mile bike ride donate here.

Follow Team Hornby’s bike antics on Twitter using the hashtag #iowHornby.

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