Artists and songwriters from across the EMI family are raising funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan, through an incredible worldwide auction of personal items and memorabilia. Among the amazing items being donated, Celtic Woman have donated an original dress worn by Mairead Nesbitt in ‘A Christmas Celebration – Live’ along with the companion DVD!
The charity auction, which will be managed by eBay, features items from more than 200 of the world’s biggest stars, including Coldplay, Norah Jones, Katy Perry, Gorillaz, Iron Maiden, Jane Birkin, the Beach Boys, David Guetta, Michael Franti, Lady Antebellum, The Chemical Brothers, Depeche Mode, Celtic Woman, 30 Seconds To Mars, Rosanne Cash, Herbert Grönemeyer, Angela Gheorgiu, Keith Urban, Good Charlotte, and The Beatles.
All funds raised will be used towards the Japanese Red Cross disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Funds will be used for the on-going provision of immediate relief to support the affected population during their recovery. EMI Group has committed to match all funds raised from the auction up to a maximum of one million euros.
The first phase of the charity auction began April 5 and will run until April 15th, with more than 200 exclusive money-can’t-buy items. A second phase of the auction will take place between April 11th – 21st.
All the items can be viewed at http://www.ebay.co.uk/emifamily4japan