Glastonbury Haiti Auction Raises ?120,000 In Two Weeks

February 8, 2010 by  

Music memorabilia donated by top music stars, including Coldplay, Editors and La Roux, has raised tens of thousands for Haitian earthquake victims.

The celebrity auction on eBay, organised by Glastonbury Festival?s Emily Eavis for Oxfam, raised over ?120,000 in just two weeks. All the money will go directly to Oxfam’s rebuilding programme in Haiti, aiding the survivors of the catastrophic earthquake.

The generosity of the celebrities was matched by the general public who went on to eBay – helping push up the bidding for the wide variety of gifts donated.

Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis is delighted with the auction and had this to say: “I’d like to thank everyone involved. Everyone?s been so generous, it?s fantastic to see how much people care. When we first had the idea of an auction for Haiti I never imagined we would raise so much. This should really help to rebuild some of what was lost.?

Donations can still be made via the following options:

To make a postal donation make cheques payable to ?DEC Haiti Earthquake Appeal? and mail to ?PO Box 999, London, EC3A 3AA?.

Donations can also be made at any high street bank, or at a Post Office by quoting Freepay 1449.

Or text ?GIVE? to 70077 to give ?5 to the DEC Haiti Earthquake Appeal. ?5 goes to the DEC. You pay ?5 plus the standard network SMS rate.