eBay for Charity celebrates £50m milestone with celebrity auction bonanza #ebay50

eBay for Charity Big 50It seems like a lifetime ago since I was sat in meetings at eBay HQ in Richmond as part of the team that developed and launched eBay for Charity back in 2005/6. So it’s quite gratifying to discover that’s its been very successful in the intervening years and has raised a very creditable £50 million for more that 7000 British registered charity.

And eBay will be marking the milestone with a bit of a celebrity auction bonanza. It’s all on eBay here: www.ebay.co.uk/charity50. But what are the highlights?

50 celebrities from the world of music, fashion and sport, including One Direction, Henry Holland, Rafael Nadal and Paul McCartney have donated goodies that will sell for the charities of their choice. There’s also stuff from Harry Styles (Who? – Ed.), Hugh Bonneville, Clare Balding and Elton John.