Sir Ian’s signed goods

Sir Ian McKellen
Sir Ian McKellen

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 eBay.com, will begin on November 13.