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CHARITY AUCTION – WIN A FENDER STRATOCASTER GUITAR SIGNED BY STING

Charity Auction Site Gives Coldplay and Kaiser Chiefs Fans A Chance to Meet Their Musical Heroes
Music fans get the chance to bid online for amazing backstage opportunities and music memorabilia
2 VIP tickets to see Coldplay in concert followed by a meet and greet
2 VIP tickets to see Kaiser Chiefs at Wembley Arena followed by a meet and greet
A Fender guitar signed by Sting
The chance to have lunch or dinner with Craig David at his home in Hampstead
4 VIP tickets, flights and accommodation to the 2009 Europe Music Awards in Berlin
6 VIP tickets to see Madness and meet the band backstage

Theres nothing like going to a gig. Seeing your favourite band play live, surrounded by other likeminded fans, everyone singing along to the choruses theres nothing quite like that rush! But how great would that night be, if after the show, instead of just heading back home to reminisce about the highlights of the evening, you got the chance to meet your musical hero! That chance has just arrived!

Charity auction website, www.buyoncegivetwice.com is giving musical fans the opportunity to bid for 2 VIP tickets to see Coldplay at the London 02 arena followed by a meet and greet with the band. This is your chance to swop macrobiotic recipes with Chris or even challenge him to some yoga poses. If the kings of angst-ridden alt rock dont tickle your musical tastebuds, then you can also bid for 2 VIP tickets to see Kaiser Chiefs at Wembley Arena followed by a meet and greet with the band or for an even more intimate encounter, theres even the chance to bid for a lunch or dinner with Craig David at his home in Hampstead.

These great auction lots are just a taste of the great musical lots available on the website. If youre a fan of Sting and The Police, you can get your hands on Fender Stratocaster signed by Sting or maybe you’d prefer to bid on VIP Tickets, flights and accommodation to next years Europe Music Awards in Berlin. For your chance to bid on any of these lots, just visit http://www.buyoncegivetwice.co.uk/event/rays-of-sunshine-auction

The auction is in aid of childrens charity Rays of Sunshine (www.raysofsunshine.org.uk). The charity usually holds an annual event at the Roundhouse in Camden Town, to raise funds for the charity, which grants wishes for terminally and seriously ill children in the UK. With auction lots as glittering and varied as meet and greets with rockers Coldplay or Kaiser Chiefs, lunch with the soulful Craig David in his Hampstead home and signed memorabilia from Sting, this years event would have been attended by high-rollers and celebrities alike. However, the charity felt that this years economic climate called for a different approach and they decided to auction all the lots online through www.buyonvcegivetwice.com .

Website founder Mia Woodford comments The Rays of Sunshine Virtually Brilliant Auction contains some of the best lots we have ever seen. Bids have already started to come in for such money-cant-usually-buy opportunities as meeting the Kaiser Chiefs or Coldplay, with VIP concert tickets, or the chance to go on set with Emma Thompson as she films Nanny Mc P hee II. Our site has features such as video and overtime bidding, to create an auction-room feel over the auction period, and we look forward to helping Rays of Sunshine boost their funds significantly.

The auction is live now, and closes on 26th November, with a special Rays of Sunshine Awareness day on 21st November.
Notes for editors
Rays of Sunshine was set up to make wishes come true for children with serious or life-limiting illnesses between the ages of 3 and 18 across the United Kingdom, to buy vitally needed equipment for those children and to support the hospitals, hospices and specialist schools that care for them, by purchasing equipment and funding capital projects
Buy Once Give Twice was created to recycle ‘wasted’ lots which went unredeemed after charity auctions. The money had benefited the charity already. By selling lots a second time through us, the charity can now benefit twice. So, buyers buy once and the charity benefits twice. Kind donors also often give an item to a charity which the charity cant use because it’s not staging an event, or the item might not be directly suitable for their supporters. Handled as a lot on this site, it can raise serious funds, because they reach the right people with the right items, at the right time, and at the right price.
Most of the price paid goes to charity. Charities Trust handles payments and the disbursement of proceeds to charities. A maximum of 4% of the gross payment is levied (incl. credit card charges). 90% of net proceeds are paid to the designated charity; 10% towards the running costs of www.buyoncegivetwice.co.uk

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