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Posted by Derren Brown May 16, 2011 at 9:50 am

Matt Galley, star of ‘Hero at 30,000 ft’, is auctioning for charity the first two of the three jack-in-the-boxes left at his doorstep during the filming of the special.

Here’s what he says on his eBay page:

Hello my name is Matt Galley,

Last year i had the fantastic opportunity to be part of a Derren Brown special called Hero At 30,000…I was an ordinary guy looking for a break and a bit of a helping hand…

I found an advert to be part of Derren’s show and i knew that if i was going to break out of my habits then, as a life long Derren Fan, he would surely be able to help me.

For those of you who saw the show you will know that Derren left cool little Jack-In-The-Box’s on my door step to show my progress through the transition from zero to hero

I want to try and help someone in need like Derren did me, so as a result i would like to auction off two of the props so that i can raise some money for SAVE THE CHILDREN who help young children in Africa get clean water, mosquito nets and a education.

So if you are a Derren fan, and want to get your hands on a small piece of his history then please let’s raise as much as we can!!

Thanks to you all,


Click here to view the auction

May 16, 2011 at 9:56 am
JayKay says:

Lovely chap.

May 16, 2011 at 12:06 pm
Charlotte says:

What a great guy he is. I will definately take a look – hope you raise lots of money!

May 16, 2011 at 4:56 pm
Melika says:

Wonder what the reserve is, £104.00 and it’s still ‘reserve not met’

May 16, 2011 at 5:21 pm
Jacqueline says:

Admirable of Matt 🙂 Wouldn’t it be nice if the winner then re-listed the box to be auctioned for a new charity so the cycle can continue 🙂

May 16, 2011 at 5:39 pm
Sabina says:

Yes good luck Matt, you’ve chosen one of my favourite charities and I’m sure you will do very well. Hope they make loads of money. It will go far, this is a great thing you’re doing!

Well done and for your amazing transformation through the show! x

May 16, 2011 at 8:01 pm

That’s such a kind thing to do, you should be very proud of Matt, Derren.

Good luck, I hope it raises lots of money!

Best wishes,


May 16, 2011 at 9:39 pm
feral mangos says:

Nice pic

May 16, 2011 at 9:40 pm
Habiba says:


May 16, 2011 at 9:42 pm
Lyndsey says:

Can someone please provide a direct link to the ebay listing please? x

Msg from Abeo:

May 16, 2011 at 9:48 pm
Faithymags says:

That’s fantastic, a truly life changing experience for him. I hope lots of money is raised. I’ll be having a cheeky bid, that is for sure.

May 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm
Will says:

New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item. See the seller’s listing for full details”

Now that is a lie…and it’s fair to say we have video evidence that proves it!

May 16, 2011 at 10:45 pm
Laura James says:

I’m touched. That’s wonderful.

May 17, 2011 at 1:20 am
Paulina says:

That is so sweet and kind!!! 🙂 Good luck! 🙂

May 17, 2012 at 10:21 pm
Christa mcEvoy says:

Please come to South Africa and do a “Matt” or something to my son to shake him out of the pit of desperation which he dug for himself. Just at least think about it – lovely country, lovely weather, glorious dramatic backdrops and a young man in urgent need for a serious kick up the b*tt