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Russell Brand and friends Give it Up for Sport Relief

21st February 2014

It has been announced today that Russell Brand and a host of his celebrity friends are donating their prized possessions, money-can’t-buy items and unique experiences for a special charity eBay auction.

From the worlds of music, sport and entertainment, the likes of Bono, Stephen Fry, Paloma Faith, John Bishop and Gary Lineker, to name a few, have all given up beloved belongings or an amazing experience which the public are invited to bid for on eBay.

Among the items up for grabs, you could bid for:

  • The chance to become Russell Brand for the day! Have a private yoga lesson with Russell, lunch at one of his favourite London restaurants, followed by the gift of Transcendental Meditation at the David Lynch Foundation.
  • Being Gary Lineker’s guest in the MOTD studio as he broadcasts the popular football highlights TV show live from MediaCityUK. After the show, Gary will sign a MOTD script for you.
  • A pair of Bono’s sunglasses and the chance to collect them from the musician himself – the winning bidder and a friend will be invited backstage to meet the U2 singer ahead of seeing the band perform live in the UK.
  • A signed disc of quadruple-platinum album ‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’ from Plan B.
  • VIP tickets to sold-out Kasabian ‘Summer Solstice’ gig and a signed guitar.
  • Being a guest at the recording of QI with Stephen Fry.
  • Paloma Faith’s Olympic torch outfit.
  • Four tickets to John Bishop’s Supersonic tour and the chance to meet him.
  • Frankie Boyle’s suit and glasses from a recent stand-up tour.
  • A Russell Brand print from photographer to the stars Ray Burmiston.

The auction runs from 7pm today (Thursday 20th February) until Sunday 2nd March and the public can also support the cause by selling something of their own on eBay for “Give it Up for Sport Relief”.

The money raised from this auction will go to the ‘Give it Up’ fund managed by Comic Relief and created by Russell to help people with drug and alcohol addictions remain abstinent.

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