Oxfam auction for Haiti open now!

January 22, 2010

Some of the biggest names in music, including Damon Albarn, Coldplay and Arctic Monkeys, have come together to put on a special eBay auction to raise funds for Oxfam’s emergency response in Haiti.

Amongst the exclusives items in the auction is an offer from Damon Albarn to record a specially written piece of music, the iconic blonde Fender Stratocaster played by Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner in their first video and Coldplay singer Chris Martin’s ‘Viva La Vida’ tour jacket, signed by the band.

The auction, which is open now, also includes several Glastonbury items:

VIP tickets to Glastonbury 2010, giving the winners access to the backstage areas and watching a band from the side of the Pyramid stage. Click here to bid on this item.
– A pair of VIP tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2010 with a Tipi backstage. Click here to bid on this item.
– A pair of VIP tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2010 with backstage pass. Click here to bid on this item.
– A luxurious hot shower at the Eavis family farmhouse during the Glastonbury weekend, for one festival-goer to wash away the festival excesses in style. (This item is only open to existing ticket holders) Click here to bid on this item.

The auction runs for ten days, closing on Tuesday 2 February. All proceeds from the auction will go to Oxfam’s humanitarian response in Haiti.

Emily Eavis, who has helped organise the auction with Oxfam, said: “Just like the millions of people who have already given so generously to the DEC appeal for Haiti, we felt it was important to do whatever we could to help as quickly as possible. We hope people will dig deep for some of these amazing auction prizes and help Oxfam to save lives in Haiti at the same time."

The full auction can be seen at stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/Oxfam-Shop.

To make a donation to the DEC Haiti Earthquake Appeal visit www.dec.org.uk or call 0370 60 60 900, donate over the counter at any post office or high street bank, or send a cheque made payable to ‘DEC Haiti Earthquake Appeal’ to ‘PO Box 999, London, EC3A 3AA’.

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