Celebrity stars donate lots to NSPCC’s Dream Auction 2
|Author: Julie Pengelly||Published: 30th November 2009 16:13|
For immediate release: Monday, 30 November 2009
Celebrities including Jodie Kidd, Peter Andre, Amanda Holden and Hugh Grant are among the stars to donate lots to the NSPCC's Dream Auction 2.
From Tuesday 01 December until Saturday 12 December there will be up to 200 fabulous lots to tempt you. Get bidding from 99p at http://www.dreamauction2.co.uk/ and all funds raised will go to the NSPCC's Child's Voice Appeal.
Bid for tickets for a walk on part in Working Titles next romcom, a holiday on Richard Branson's private Necker Island, two VIP tickets to the Spanish Grand Prix courtesy of Williams F1, and meet and greets with a host of celebrity stars. There are also a number of luxury hampers, must-have accessories and makeover experiences up for grabs.
Model Jodie Kidd said: "I'm always dreaming of exotic holidays, driving fast cars and parties. If you do as well, the good news is that all these prizes and more, including a lunch with me, are available in the NSPCC's Dream Auction 2. Visit http://www.dreamauction2.co.uk/ and you'll be helping to raise funds for their Child's Voice Appeal."
Former England cricketer and 2005 Strictly Come Dancing Champion Darren Gough said: "If there's one dream I have, it's to do the foxtrot again, despite what the judges used to say about me. Make your dreams come true by visiting http://www.dreamauction2.co.uk/."
Kath Abrahams, NSPCC director of volunteer-led fundraising, says: "There are starting prices to suit everyone's budget, and a fantastic range of must-have and money-can't-buy lots. Dream Auction 2 is the perfect way to treat a loved one to a truly special gift this Christmas - and help us answer more children's calls for help. The auction goes live on Tuesday 1 December so don't miss out - and good luck!"
Dream Auction 2 is supported by eBay and organised by a committee of NSPCC supporters led by Dora Loewenstein, founder of event management company Dora Lowenstein Associates Ltd (DLA). The committee ran the first Dream Auction for the NSPCC in 2006. This year's event is raising funds for the Child's Voice Appeal, the NSPCC's three-year appeal to raise £50 million to maintain and grow its helplines, text and online counselling services.
Media Contact: For more information or to set up an interview with an NSPCC spokesperson, please contact Julie Wills in the NSPCC's media office on 020 7825 2606 or email email@example.com
Caption for photograph: Chris Parker, Ian Waite & Darren Gough launch NSPCC Dream Auction 2Notes to editors:
Photographs available: A wide selection of images of Jodie Kidd, Darren Gough, Strictly Come Dancing pro Ian Waite and ex EastEnder Chris Parker are available upon request.
- Two VIP tickets to the premiere of Hugh Grant's new movie ‘Did You Hear About The Morgans' and after show party.
- Meet and greet with Peter Andre and tickets to his Birmingham concert.
- VIP tickets and Meet and greet with Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden.
- VIP backstage tickets to the 2010 Strictly Come Dancing Live tour.
- Lunch with model Jodie Kidd.
- Join Jamie Callum on stage on his 2010 tour in a special performance.
- A recipe dedication in Sophie Dahl's new cook book Miss Dahl's Guide to All Things Lovely.
- Signed football and shirt from Manchester United star Michael Carrick.
About the Child's Voice Appeal: The government has pledged £30m over four years towards the expansion of ChildLine and the NSPCC Helpline, but the NSPCC needs the support of the public to raise a further £50m through the Child's Voice Appeal, to make its vision to answer many more cries for help a reality. Everyone can support the Child's Voice Appeal at http://www.childsvoiceappeal.org.uk/. To date the appeal has raised £20.6m.
About the NSPCC: The NSPCC is the UK's leading children charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. The NSPCC's purpose is to end cruelty to children FULL STOP. The NSPCC runs projects and services across the United Kingdom and Channel Islands, including ChildLine, the UK's free, confidential 24-hour helpline for children and young people. The NSPCC helps over 10,000 children and their families every year.
About eBay: Founded in 1999, eBay.co.uk is the UKs largest online marketplace. There are currently 17 million live listings on the UK site and over 17m unique visitors per month (Nielsen / Netratings, June 2009) buying and selling brand new, unique and used items. eBay estimates that 178,000 people earn a primary or secondary living or run a business on the eBay.co.uk site.