23 November 2015
Macmillan Cancer Support’s Christmas Stocking Auction Goes Live Online
Have you ever wondered what your favourite celebrities want for Christmas? Do you fancy unwrapping their dream Christmas stocking? Well now you can as some of the nation’s best loved celebrities including Joanna Lumley, Naomie Harris, Cressida Bonas, Jim Carter, Alfred Molina, Craig Revel Horwood, Samantha Bond, Camilla Kerslake and Jason Donovan put their dream Christmas stockings under the hammer for Macmillan Cancer Support.
For the first time ever, Macmillan’s Celebrity Stocking Auction prizes are being made available for everyone to bid on ahead of the annual event via an online silent auction at http://www.macmillanstockingauction.com
The stockings are brimming with everything from luxurious glamping getaways and enviable artwork to a drive in Back to the Future’s iconic car, the DeLorean DMC-12. And what’s more, each stocking contains a ‘money can’t buy’ experience personally donated by each celebrity, including:
• afternoon tea with Joanna Lumley in an illustrious London restaurant
• a singing lesson with Camilla Kerslake in a London studio and the chance to sing some backing vocals on her new album
• a tour around the James Bond Museum with Miss Moneypenny, Naomie Harris
• cocktails at Claridges with Jim Carter, Carson from Downton Abbey
• lunch in West Hollywood’s private members club Soho House with actor Alfred Molina
• tickets to see Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood play Captain Hook in Peter Pan followed by a post-work drink with the star himself
• dinner at a London restaurant with Samantha Bond, Downton Abbey’s Lady Rosamund Painswick
• Priscilla Queen of The Desert tickets and a backstage tour with Jason Donovan.
Culminating in one of the most glamorous social occasions of London’s festive season, this year’s star studded event will be held at The Park Lane Hotel, London on Tuesday 8 December and hopes to raise over £200,000 to help ensure no-one faces cancer alone.
Rose Wright, Macmillan Cancer Support’s Special Events Manager said: “We’re really excited to be launching the auction online this year. Now, everyone has the chance to take part and bid for these exclusive once-in-a-lifetime prizes, even if they can’t join us for the live auction itself.”
People will be able to bid for the exciting celebrity prizes via the online auction from 24th November until 16:00hrs, 8th December 2015, when all bids will be transferred to the live auction being held that evening. For further information please visit www.macmillan.org.uk/stockingauction
or call 0207 840 4800
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About Macmillan’s Celebrity Christmas Stocking Auction
Now in its 17th year the annual Macmillan Celebrity Christmas Stocking Auction has raised over £2million to date for people affected by cancer. Previous celebrity supporters include Dame Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Kate Winslet and Benedict Cumberbatch.
The online auction will close at 16:00 on 8 December 2015 and all bids made online will be transferred to the live auction being held that evening. This is the first year online bidding has been made available, opening the opportunity to get involved to everyone.
About Macmillan Cancer Support
When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.
That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.
To get involved, call 0300 1000 200
today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00
(Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk