Bands, Including Editors, Duffy and The Subways Drum Up Support For Charity Auction

Loads of goodies donated by today’s hottest bands are set to be auctioned off on Ebay this week to raise money for international development charity ActionAid.

The auction will give fans a chance to get their hands on items including a stage backdrop from Editors, a harmonica signed by Duffy and a drum kit from The Subways plus lots more.

The bidding has just begun and will continue until 1 October.

All the funds raised by the ‘Bollocks to Poverty’ auction will go directly to ActionAid’s work in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Anella Wickenden, ActionAid youth manager, says: “We’ve had an amazing response from some of Britain’s hottest bands and artists. Now it’s a chance for fans to snap up memorabilia, knowing that the money they bid will help change the lives of some of the world’s poorest people.”

Just a small amount can make a huge difference, so the more money raised by the auction, the better.

·£10 can provide five families in Liberia with enough seeds and tools to rebuild their livelihoods.

·£60 can provide a child in Malawi with life saving antiretroviral treatments for HIV for two months.

·£133 can enable 20 teenagers set up a community radio station in their favela (slum) in Brazil.

·£400 can provide enough medicines and materials for one community health centre in Cambodia.

·£1,000 can provide education for five ex-child soldiers in Sierra Leone.

ActionAid’s ‘Bollocks to Poverty’ auction is now live.

Go to link and start the bidding.

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