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❗️ ANNOUNCEMENT ❗️We’ve joined forces with @Google to help the @rescueorg’s front-line efforts to combat COVID-19 in vulnerable communities 👊 Together, we’ll be hosting a charity auction with support from the biggest names in music, film, art and public affairs including Hillary Clinton, The Strokes, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sacha Baron Cohen, Madeleine Albright, Russell Schweickart, Marc Quinn, David Miliband, Paul Smith, the cast and creators of Downton Abbey and many more… – The auction will comprise exceptional virtual experiences that can be enjoyed via #GoogleMeet – from a recording session with 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, to a personal coaching session with the one and only Tim Ferriss. All lots will be offered without reserve between 1-8 May, and the winning bidders will have the option to share their experience with front-line workers and others who have been directly impacted by the coronavirus. Head to the link in bio to read more! #MayDayForCovid – Photo Credit Clockwise from Top Left: @HillaryClinton (Office of Hillary Rodham Clinton) Russell Schweickart (@NASA) Madeleine Albright (Laura Bulbin) @theofficialsting (Eric Ryan Anderson) @timferriss (Taylor Prinsen) David Miliband @sirpatstew (Tommy Garcia) @TheStrokes (Jason Macdonald) @Jacques.Grange (Jérôme Macé) @SachaBaronCohen (Getty Images) @downtonabbey_official (Carnival Films)
The experiences on offer include a virtual coffee meeting with Hillary Clinton, a Shakespearean acting lesson with English actor and producer Sir Patrick Stewart, a private video call with Apollo 9 astronaut Russell Schweickart, as well as a date to create a virtual artwork with British contemporary artist Marc Quinn.
Moving on the next auction block, there is an opportunity to record a song with Sting, a coffee break with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, a chat with Julien Casablancas and other band members of The Strokes, as well as a personal coaching session with best-selling American entrepreneur and author Tim Ferriss. Last but not least, participants can compete to have a one-to-one with comedy actor Sacha Baron Cohen, chat about interior styling with renowned decorator Jacques Grange as well as a private tour of Highclere Castle, where “Downton Abbey” was filmed, alongside the series’ lead actors and creator.
All lots of the “Mayday COVID-19 Charity Auction” are also transferable and shareable, giving winning bidders the opportunity to enjoy the experience themselves or with any person of their choosing.
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