Bid on signed memorabilia from David Cameron, Joanna Lumley and James Wong in Eden’s charity auction
Our eBay charity auction has now closed. Thank you for helping us raise over £3,000 for our educational projects.
We’ve got some really unusual lots in our charity auction this Christmas: a signed doodle by Prime Minister David Cameron, a visionary sketch of the future by Joanna Lumley, and the treasured book from James Wong’s childhood that seeded his interest in gardening.
Running from 6 – 16 December 2012, this is your chance to pick up some exclusive items, some unusual Christmas presents – and to support Eden’s transformational charity projects.
We’ve even got signed Evita lyrics from musical legend Sir Tim Rice and a piece of artwork by singer-song writer Seth Lakeman.
Christmas shopping opportunity
The charity auction is not only a great place to pick up some exclusive celebrity signed artwork, doodles and memorabilia, but a fantastic opportunity to do some Christmas shopping.
The lots include special gift experiences such as wine tasting for two at London’s historic Berry Bros, lunch at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall restaurant, and a spa day at Cornwall’s Fowey Hall.
Or if you fancy something at the Eden Project itself, there’s a Become a Gardener for the Day experience, a Chocolate and Chilli private guided tour for two in our Rainforest Biome, and – for the thrill-seekers – an adventure day on our rock climbing wall and zipwire.
There is also a fantastic spread of original pieces of artwork created especially for the charity auction by established illustrators and designers, including well-known Cornish painter Kurt Jackson, and the eminent Peter Randall-Page, creator of Eden Project’s Seed sculpture.
Finally, we’ve popped in some exclusive Eden Project gift hampers from our own ethical shop, which are perfect for Christmas presents. These include a chocolate feast set for the chocoholic in your life, a gardener’s delight collection, plus an Eden-themed pack which features a signed copy of Tim Smit’s Eden book.
Support our charity work
We’ve put together this collection so that you can help us ‘give the gift of inspiration’, by supporting our charitable projects. As an educational charity we believe that inspiring people to realise they can make a difference, and giving them the tools to do so, is the key to all our futures.
Our transformational projects include starting community gardening schemes in disadvantaged neighbourhoods, facilitating inspirational days out for excluded young people, growing a new generation of much-needed horticultural apprentices, and creating unique learning experiences in our ‘living classroom’. Find out about our projects.
How to take part in the auction
You can give the gift of inspiration to a new generation of people by bidding in our eBay auction from 8pm Thursday 6 December until 8pm Sunday 16 December, when we will include a link to our live auction from this blog post.