After the amazing success of last year’s event, the Rainforest Foundation UK will again be hosting an amazing online celebrity charity auction event called 12 Days of Christmas.

Auction lots, which will include an array of very desirable gift items available to online bidders wanting to score hot gift items for their friends and family while helping a good cause, have been generously donated by celebrities, luxury labels and big name brands who want to help raise money to protect the world’s rainforests.

Last year close to 150 fabulous guilt-free gifts were up for grabs, including plenty of ‘money can’t buy’ items like lunch at Sting & Trudie Styler's country estate, signed items from Dame Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Kylie Minogue, limited edition clothing, accessories and luxury items from Vivienne Westwood, Giles Deacon, Jaeger, Jenny Packham, Bvlgari, Erdem and Aspinal of London, plus VIP gig tickets, music packs, haircuts, hampers and even a life size toy gorilla!

This year’s haul is expected to be even bigger, more fantastic and well in advance of the pre-Christmas sale madness. Lots to date include treatments at the Herbal and Wellbeing Sanctuary, meals for two at Roussillon (ranked 34th in Britain’s Top 100 Restaurants List) and the Michelin starred Auberge du Lac, places at Chelsea Football School and signed goodies from Tottenham Hotspur, golf sessions on two championship courses at Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire and much, much more!

So, how does it work?

  • From the start of November, the Rainforest Foundation UK will have sneak previews of lots to be auctioned on their website, as well as Twitter (@RFUK) and Facebook.
  • On Tuesday 15th November 2011 the online auction will go live at www.ebay.co.uk/12days. The auction will run for 12 days with new items added throughout.
  • And to guarantee these joyous lots can make their way under the tree in time, all items will be shipped by 7th December 2011.

This auction will raise vital funds for the protection of the world's rainforests, and give generous bidders the warm glow of shopping to help charity and no doubt some serious love in response to their amazing present-giving come the big day!

The Rainforest Foundation UK was founded in 1989 by Sting and Trudie Styler, after they saw first-hand the impact the destruction of the Amazon rainforests had on the Kayapo Indians’ way of life. This sparked the Foundation’s first campaign which, in 1993, resulted in the protection of 27,359 kmĀ² of indigenous peoples’ land. The Foundation has expanded and diversified since, and has worked in more than 20 countries to date towards the mission of “supporting indigenous peoples and traditional populations of the world’s rainforest to protect their rainforest homes and fulfill their rights to land, life and livelihood”.

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