After the amazing success of last years event, the Rainforest Foundation UK will again be hosting a brilliant online gift auction event called 12 Days of Christmas. Auction lots are an array of very desirable gift items available to any online bidders wanting to score hot gift items for their friends and family while helping a good cause. 200 fabulous guilt-free gifts have been generously donated by celebrities, luxury labels and a variety of big, eco and independent brands all of whom want to help raise money to protect the worlds rainforests.

Auction lots include items from Sting & Trudie Styler, U2, Stephen Fry, Dame Judi Dench, Emma Thompson and even a signed cane from the set of House from Hugh Laurie! Plus red carpet dresses from House of Galliano, new season clothing, shoes and accessories direct from 2011 London and Paris Fashion Weeks and designers including Andrew Majteny, Begg Scotland, Peridot London, Caroline Charles, James Long, Piers Atkinson, Georgina Hardinge, Cleo B, Ecoluxe London, Olivia von Halle, Heidi London, Karen Walker, an Addict snowboard and jacket, It Bags’ from Valentino (kindly donated by, Coach and Eda, custom homewares from Squint, Life Given A Shape, Mulberry, Fat Boy, Furniture Magpies, signed art from Rob Ryan and Paul Insect, sports gear from Rapha, O’Neill and North Face, baking lessons and baked goods from Primrose Bakery, You Make A Cake & Cake Pop Princess, plus VIP gig & show tickets from Zane Lowe, The National Ballet, Soundcrash and The Warehouse Project, and ethical gifts, music packs, Michelin-starred dinners, hampers, luxury hotel stays, pamper days and even a place in a top football school for the little ones!

So, how does it work?

On Tuesday 15th November 2011 the online auction will go live at The auction will run for 12 days with new items added throughout.

And to guarantee these joyous lots can make their way under the tree in time, all items will be shipped by 7th December 2011 (or within 8 working days of payment).

This auction will raise vital funds for the protection of the worlds rainforests, and give generous bidders the warm glow of shopping to help charity and no doubt some serious love in response to their amazing present-giving come the big day!

The Rainforest Foundation UK was founded in 1989 by Sting and Trudie Styler, after they saw first-hand the impact the destruction of the Amazon rainforests had on the Kayapo Indians way of life. This sparked the Foundations first campaign which, in 1993, resulted in the protection of 27,359 km of indigenous peoples land. The Foundation has expanded and diversified since, and has worked in more than 20 countries to date towards the mission of supporting indigenous peoples and traditional populations of the world’s rainforest to protect their rainforest homes and fulfill their rights to land, life and livelihood.

Deforestation and the destruction of rainforests are major contributing factors in the build-up of CO2 emissions and the warming of our planet. The main focus of the work of the Rainforest Foundation UK is to protect and save the rainforests by working with those who know the forest best indigenous peoples and traditional forest dwellers. By supporting them, the Foundation is taking a major step forward in the battle to combat climate change. Instead of purchasing land or conserving forests purely for their biodiversity-value, the Rainforest Foundation adopts a right-based approach and promotes the establishment of community rights over rainforest lands, tackling the root of problems related to deforestation and paving the way for fair benefit sharing from forest resources.

Event: 12 Days of Christmas on-line gift auction
Dates: Live from now until Sunday 27th November, 2011
All items shipping by Wednesday 7th December, 2011
All proceeds go to the Rainforest Foundation UK.

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