Schapelle Corby’s parole book has raised more than $20,000 for charity.
After more than 123 bids on eBay, the book was sold to an anonymous eBay bidder for $20,100, with all proceeds going to Project Rescue Children, a charity that rescues and rehabilitates children who have fallen victims to sexual exploitation and human trafficking around the world.
The charity is headed by Adam Whittington, a man who was central in Channel 9’s child recovery attempt in Beirut with Sally Faulkner.
According to the charity itself, Corby came to know of the organisation through her personal bodyguard, John McLeod. McLeod is the Director and Security Advisor for the charity.
“When we left Bali, all Schapelle had was a small bag with a change of clothes and this parole book inside – that was all,” Mr McLeod said in a statement.
“When she found out about the charity launch, she contacted me directly and said that she didn't own anything except this book but she was prepared to donate it to help the kids.
"People are always trying to find out who Schapelle really is – I think this generous act is a pretty good indication of her true character."
It is believed the funds raised from the auction will be put towards a new safe house in Cambodia where abused children can seek shelter, support and education.
Since her return to Australia, Corby has sought to shine a light on local issues, particularly surrounding children. With a sizeable following on Instagram, Corby has brought attention to missing children William Tyrrell and Hayley Dodd.
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