Big day for charity
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-03-22
Celebrities including pop star Annie Lennox and comedian Julian Clary have helped One to One Children's Fund Big eBay Treasure Hunt raise over £10,000 to support projects promoting peace in the Middle East.
Annie Lennox, who was married to Israeli filmmaker Uri Fruchtman and has two children from her marriage to him donated three signed microphones while Julian Clary donated a handmade suit from William Hunt of Saville Row.
While the famous did their part to help out, the public also responded well by going into One to One's eBay selling partner FlogIt4u store in Haverstock Hill, north west London last Sunday with their home clutter which the company assessed and put up for sale to help raise money.
As well as supporting projects in the Middle East between Jewish and Palestinian children, money raised from the event will also be going to provide children with HIV in Africa with antiretroviral treatment.
"The response to our appeal to donate goods has been incredible and we are grateful to everybody who has given so generously," said One to One's Dan Berelowitz. "The challenge now will be maintain the momentum of the campaign and to get the message out that people can help One to One by donating goods at any time to FlogIt4U, either by dropping them in or calling for them to be collected."