read the news // live the culture

Celebrity auction: Wrap Up Against Poverty

  Friday 27th January 2012

This time of year most of us wouldn’t leave the house without our winter essentials such as our comfy coats, cosy cardigans, scarf and gloves. With the Fashion Weeks coming up shortly of course we’re thinking about updating our wardrobes and following what’s on trend next season.

We seem to forget about those who can’t afford to update their wardrobes for the colder months. What about those who can’t afford clothes? Some people are far less fortunate than us fashion followers, and can’t afford the basic necessities to keep them warm during the colder months.

Charity Elizabeth Finn Care offers those in need of financial support to keep warm and healthy during the winter period.

There are astonishingly 13.5 million people living below the poverty line in the UK, among them 3.8 million children. Through their campaign Wrap Up Against Poverty, launched in 2011, Elizabeth Finn raise money to help offer those seeking help financial support.

Their latest campaign launched online this week on auction site eBay.  It is supported by a number of celebrities who have kindly offered their personal items of clothing up for auction.

Bidders can choose from items such as Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh’s Cashmere Louis Vuitton scarf, a suit designed by Alexander McQueen worn by Fern Britton, or even an ultra-glam golden Martina Spetlova shift dress. Other celebs showing their support to the cause include Richard Branson, Fern Cotton and Katie Price.

Malcolm Tyndall, Director at Elizabeth Finn Care, said: “We hope that, with the generous support of top celebrities and the fashion industry, not to mention an incredibly enthusiastic public, Wrap Up Against Poverty 2012 will enable us to help even more people find and access the help they desperately need.”

The auction is live on eBay until Sunday 26th February; the list of donations is growing longer by the day.

To see the latest celebrity and designer winter items up for grabs, click here.

If you want to donate to this fantastic charity to help those in great need, you can do by texting WUAP12 followed by a space and donation amount to 70070 (e.g. “WUAP12 £5”).

Take a look at this video:

Siobhan Copland

.

  Log in  

More about the author

avatar

Read more from...

Share this story


  • Pin It
  • Share on Google+
  • Reddit
  • Stumble
  • LinkedIn

Latest articles

Breast cancer drug turned down for NHS deemed too expensive
Breast cancer drug turned down for NHS deemed too expensive

A breast cancer drug that can prolong life by nearly six months has been deemed too expensive and turned down for the [read more]

New family justice reforms introduced in England and Wales
New family justice reforms introduced in England and Wales

A new combined family court has been introduced in England and Wales as part of family justice system reforms today. [read more]

Islamic extremism growing threat to charities warns UK Charity Commission
Islamic extremism growing threat to charities warns UK Charity Commission

Islamic extremism is the “most deadly” threat to charities in England and Wales the UK Charity Commission has [read more]

Teachers’ unions meet to discuss calls for strike action over pay and pensions
Teachers’ unions meet to discuss calls for strike action over pay and pensions

Britain’s two biggest teachers’ unions are meeting today, for their annual Easter conference, to hear calls for [read more]

First arrest made in Heartbleed hack case
First arrest made in Heartbleed hack case

A 19-year-old man from Canada has been arrested in relation to the computer security breach Heartbleed. Stephen Arthuro [read more]

Archives