Ebay has launched its first ever charity “Give Day” today as it enlists the help of celebrities to raise money for The Princes Trust.
Any item shoppers place in their baskets throughout the day will see Ebay contribute 5p to The Princes Trust Enterprise programme, which supports young entrepreneurs looking to start their own business.
Customer will also be able to bid on exclusive “celebrity experiences” including a wine tasting experience with Phillip Schofield, afternoon tea with impressionist Jon Culshaw and a meet and greet with The Voice judge Emma Willis, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to charity.
Other items available for shoppers to bid on include a signed Mamma Mia 2 poster, a signed tennis racquet from Tim Henman and a four signed first editions of the Tennison books from Lynda La Plante.
Ebay will also launch The Prince’s Trust Tomorrow’s Store, which will sell items produced by business previously supported by the charity.
“I have been a Prince’s Trust Ambassador for a number of years and have seen first-hand how vital their work is,” This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield said.
“I hope the eBay auction raises lots of funds and awareness for their work with some truly remarkable and inspiring young people.”
Ebay UK’s vice president Rob Hattrell added: “We’re so excited to support the brilliant Prince’s Trust. The UK is powered by small businesses and we want to give the next generation as much support as we can.
“Through our first ever Give Day, customers can make a difference to the lives of budding entrepreneurs with every purchase they make, whether it’s big or small.”