Sir Ian’s signed goods

Sir Ian McKellen
Sir Ian McKellen
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THE Hobbit star Sir Ian Mckellen has donated signed items to help raise money for the protection of rainforests.

The former Wigan actor has handed one-off autographed items to organisers of The 12 Days of Christmas, an online auction benefiting The Rainforest Foundation Uk.

Other lots in the sale include a guitar signed by rocker Sting, a box set of vinyl records from British band Blur and signed goods from Grease star Olivia Newton John.

The auction, on, will begin on November 13.