Peter Jackson released the first trailer for The Hobbit this week, and now he is giving you the chance to visit the set of the movie in New Zealand to benefit charity.
The Stars Come Out Auction launched this week on Trademe.co.nz to raise funds for Sir Ray Avery’s charity Medicine Mondiale and will run until January 9th.
Also going under the hammer are the chance to record your songs with Crowded House founder Neil Finn and get your face immortalized by Hobbit effects wizards Weta Workshop.
It is anticipated that there will be very competitive bids from Australia and New Zealand – plus internationally – for many of these items.
“Ray continues his brilliant work to create innovative and low cost solutions to health problems in the developing world which attract s and intrigues me” said Neil Finn. “He has recently developed a genius new product for infant nutrition called proteinforte and is raising money to build a factory in Nepal to produce it.”
It is always been Sir Ray’s and Medicine Mondiale’s way to put the technology and spin off commercial benefits straight in the hands of people in areas that are in need. This product could potentially help millions with malnutrition as it is made from byproducts and more easily absorbed than any current formula.
And from Sir Ray: “Neil and I thank all these great people that have said yes to us at this significant time of year and this generosity will really make a difference.”
You can access the auction here.