Online auction of Glastonbury Festival ‘experiences’ to raise money for refugees

Glastonbury Festival is offering Glastonbury Festival ‘experiences’ in an online auction to raise money for Oxfam’s Refugee Crisis Emergency Appeal – including tickets for the festival, which sold out in just 30 minutes on Sunday.

The auction, on the Oxfam Shop on eBay, ends Tuesday 13 Oct from 7.30pm. There are 10 lots in the auction, which include five pairs of Glastonbury 2016 tickets with extras such as the chance to DJ at the festival, press the Arcadia Spider’s fire button while up in its DJ booth, watch a set from the side of the Pyramid Stage and introduce an act on the Cabaret Stage.

Glastonbury fans can also bid for the chance to see Worthy Farm free of festival goers by bidding for a Land Rover tour around the site with Michael Eavis, or the use of the Glastonbury Festival meeting room in Worthy Farm that holds up to 15 people.

All bids started at £1, but at the time of writing, several have risen to past the £1,000 mark, with one standing at £4,250.00. For every £1 donated, 84p goes directly on emergency, development and campaigning work, 8p is spent on support costs, and 8p in invested to generate future revenue.

Said Glastonbury Festival’s Emily Eavis: “The plight of refugees who have left their homes due to fear and aggression has moved everyone in the Glastonbury Festival team and we want to do something to help. We hope this auction will raise many thousands of pounds so that Oxfam, which has been a trusted partner of Glastonbury for many years, can deliver the support these people so desperately need.”

Oxfam’s Refugee Crisis Emergency Appeal is helping Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan provide life saving water and sanitation. It’s also giving essential support to refugee families in Europe handing out food, clothes, shoes and personal hygiene kits.

Said Oxfam’s deputy chief executive officer Penny Lawrence: “We are so grateful to Glastonbury Festival for donating the items for this amazing auction. All the money raised will help refugees far from their homes who are enduring heartbreaking situations. Once again we are touched by Glastonbury’s generosity, kindness and support.”

Posted on October 7, 2015 in Uncategorized

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