Classic charity auction has star appeal

| 8 Mar 2021
Classic & Sports Car – Classic charity auction has star appeal

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Not even a global pandemic can stop the Hope Classic Rally from raising vital funds for vulnerable children in Eastern and Southern Africa.

In place of its usual in-person events, during which classic car owners donate their cars for enthusiasts to drive and which to date have raised more than £1.3m, the charity has launched a celebrity fundraiser for 2021.

Supporters are being invited to place bids in order to win a virtual meeting with a celebrity of their choice, either 2009 Formula One drivers’ champion Jenson Button, triple Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, former Formula One driver Felipe Massa, TV host Richard Hammond, Sky F1 presenter David Croft or English rugby union player Lewis Moody, who was part of the team that claimed the 2003 World Cup.

Classic & Sports Car – Classic charity auction has star appeal
Classic & Sports Car – Classic charity auction has star appeal
Classic & Sports Car – Classic charity auction has star appeal
Classic & Sports Car – Classic charity auction has star appeal
Clockwise from top left: Jenson Button; Dario Franchitti; Richard Hammond; Felipe Massa

The winning bidder gets to partake in a private Zoom call with the celebrity they’ve won the time with, for them and nine of their friends, plus drinks to enjoy during it.

The auction is open now and bidding closes at 7:50pm on 18 March 2021 – click here to get involved.

The winners will be announced the same day, 18 March, during a live Q&A with Franchitti, hosted by Nicki Shields. To watch the Q&A, just click here to register.


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