eBay all a-Twitter with launch of The Shane Warne Foundation Celebrity Auction
It was a single Tweet for assistance by Warne in May that had his bevy of famous friends clamouring to put items up on the Ebay auction block in the name of his self-established charity, The Shane Warne Foundation (TSWF).
Withnames such as Russell Crowe, Elton John and Australia’s favourite presenter Karl Stefanovic on board, the 22-long list of highly desirable memorabilia and experiences looks like it will bring in a big haul for the umbrella not-for-profit when the auction takes place from 22nd – 29th August 2011 on eBay.com.au.
“We’ve been blown away by the number of people putting their hand up to get involved in this initiative” says Warne. “It’s really exciting how the concept has taken off; the auction items that have been donated are quite unique and some really are priceless.”
One of the auction’s hottest properties is an arrow shot by Russell Crowe while making Sir Ridley Scott’s 2010 hit ‘Robin Hood’. “As a patron of TSWF I encourage everyone to get behind such a great cause” said Crowe, who has been involved with the foundation since its inception.
TSWF works to enrich the lives of seriously ill and underprivileged children in Australia. An umbrella organisation, they accept submissions from established charities that work ‘hands on’ within their demographic and fund shortfalls on programs and equipment.
Since launching in 2004, TSWF has raised over $5 million and helped more than 90 different children’s charities and individuals, with the proceeds from the Celebrity Auction expected to make an important contribution to the coming year’s activities.
Waiving all costs of hosting the auction, eBay Australia is also providing significant support for the campaign in the form of advertising.
“We’re delighted to be working with The Shane Warne Foundation on this exciting project” says eBay Australia spokesperson, Jenny Thomas. “The Foundation offers children across Australia invaluable support and all funds raised from the auction will help to continue this work. The items up for sale in this auction will give winners a once in a lifetime experience or unique piece of memorabilia, so we'd encourage people to start bidding so that they don't miss out!"
To bid please visit www.tswf.com.au
The Shane Warne Foundation Celebrity Auction: Item List
Shane Warne - A pair of Shane's Diesel Jeans & a Spinners pack
Elizabeth Hurley -A pair of Elizabeth’s “favourite” white jeans & the t-shirt worn by Elizabeth at the press day for ‘Spinners’ in Mumbai (‘The custom-made Elizabeth tee’)
Gary Ablett Jnr - Gary's football boots from his game against old club Geelong (playing for Gold Coast)
Robbie Maddison - Signed Crusty Demons riding pants and top
Sandra Sully - Sandra's Alex Perry dress
Daniel McPherson - A Calibre suit worn by Daniel on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in 2011
Karl Stefanovic - Karl's ‘7 For All Man Kind” signed jeans
Russell Crowe - An arrow shot by Russell in Ridley Scott’s 2010 film "Robin Hood"
Neil Mitchell - A ‘Day in the Studio’ with the 3AW Morning presenter Neil Mitchell (‘A Day’ meaning 8.30am-12pm)
Will Carling - 2 x tickets to the sold out England v Wales game at Twickenham on 25th February 2012 and return airfares to/from London flying with Etihad Airways
Piers Morgan - 2 x tickets to America's Got Talent in Los Angeles – Performance & Results Shows
Fifi Box - Spend an afternoon at FOX FM watching ‘The Fifi & Jules Show’
Ricki-Lee Coulter- Ricki-Lee's Christian Louboutin shoes (size 39.5)
Tony Greig - One of Tony's signed ‘Panama’ Hat's
StephenFry - "Last Chance To See" - the complete collection DVD's
Dannii Minogue - Project D "Jackpot" dress
Sergio Garcia - Signed Adidas golf bag
Elton John - 2 x VIP tickets to the Elton John concert (Sydney: 27 November) (Melbourne: 6 or 7 December)
Simon O'Donnell - Jockey Silks from Bauer from the 2010 Melbourne Cup where he came second
Nick Maxwell - Collingwood Premiership Football jumper, signed by team
DJ Havana Brown- Havana's outfit she wore during her tour with Britney Spears
Coldplay- A Coldplay signed picture disc, live cd and photo (the cd was only available on the Viva La Viva tour)