26 February 2014
Stonewall today launches its annual Equality Dinner Silent Auction, featuring once-in-a-life-time lots from Elton John, Marlene Dietrich and Alan Carr.
The Silent Auction – which supports Stonewall’s ongoing work to stamp out homophobia in Britain and around the world – is open online to bids from everyone.
Bidders have a chance to scoop two tickets to see Elton John in Paris as well as to take home Marlene Dietrich’s cufflinks from an exclusive collection of her life. Also up for grabs are a meet-and-greet with TV’s chatty-man Alan Carr and a tour of The Archers studio.
Other auction prizes include a highly-collectible Connor Brothers artwork, an attention-grabbing Burberry men's bag and unlimited Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for a year. Lucky winners can also get their hands on dinner for six with champagne at Allegra McEvedy’s new restaurant or the chance to name a character in crime-writing superstar Val McDermid’s latest page-turner.
‘In Stonewall’s 25th anniversary year we’ve got the best auction prizes we’ve ever had,’ says Catherine Bosworth, Stonewall Director of Fundraising. ‘From Marlene Dietrich’s cufflinks to being featured in Val McDermid’s latest book, these are once-in-a-lifetime exclusive prizes. Get your bids in today and you’ll not only have the chance to take home one of these prizes but you’ll also be helping our vital work to put a stop to homophobia once and for all.’
Rugby star Tom Varndell of the London Wasps has also sent a message to support the Silent Auction. In a video to Stonewall supporters Varndell said: ‘Aviva and I are proud to support Stonewall’s annual Equality Dinner. Please help us support this fantastic charity by bidding on some of the amazing lots in this year’s silent auction. Your money will make a real difference and you’ll also have the chance to take home some incredible items.’
Tom’s video can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/m9v2kow
For full details and to be in with a chance of securing one of these lots visit: www.stonewall-onlineauction.com. Bids for the Silent Auction close at midday on 20 March – winners will be informed the following day.
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