Tonight see’s the start of a Bridal Industry Ebay Auction in aid of the DEC Ebola Crisis Appeal.
The Auction will start at 8pm today, 24th November 2014 and run for 7 days. There are £15,000 worth of items up for grabs.
Kirsty Griffiths of Yarwood White explains…
What are we doing ?
“We have brought the UK bridal industry together to raise money and help to do our bit to fight back against Ebola and to put and end to the death and destruction that it
is causing to communities across West Africa.”
“We have donations from fabulous companies such as the stunnnig Ritva Westenius (dress worth £3,400) and Luxury wedding planners offering services worth £5,000!”
“Other fabulous names are Flo & Percy, Dune, Harriet Wilde, Benjamin Roberts, Glitzy Secrets, Jo Barnes Vintage, Chez Bec, Polly Edwards, Lily Bella to name but a few.”
“The items for sale include wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses, hair accessories, shoes, wedding planners, photographers, and hair and makeup artists.”
“All of the donated items will are be listed with description and image via ebay.co.uk.”
“100% of the final sale price will go direct to the DEC Ebola Crisis Appeal, and purchases will also be eligible for gift aid, increasing the amount reaching the charities who need the money most.”
Why Are We Doing It ?
“The explosive spread of Ebola in West Africa is not just killing the infected but rippingapart health services, devastating communities, and destroying people’s ability to support themselves.”
“Nearly 5,000 people have died and over 10,000 have been infected by the Ebola virus. The outbreak is not only a health crisis, but also humanitarian crisis with global dimensions.”
“Already fragile health services are not able to contain this outbreak, with a severe lack of trained health workers and vital equipment, as well as a dangerous lack ofknowledge within communities about how to prevent the spread of the disease.”
“If the Ebola outbreak continues to grow unabated, the global famine warning system predicts West Africa could experience a major food crisis by January.”
“DEC member agencies and their partners are working urgently to help stop the spread of the disease and providing support to those affected by the crisis.”
“They need every penny that they can get. That is why we feel we need to help and are trying to raise money to support their work.”
You can help by letting people know about the Auction so that as much money can be raised as possible to help those that need it the very most.
To view the Auction items – Bridal Industry Ebay Auction