A number of must-have-can't-buy celebrity lots from the world of Formula One, other sports and entertainment will go under the hammer next week, as national youth work charity, UK Youth's "Money Can't Buy" internet auction opens for business.

The auction, which runs from November 24th to December 8th at: http://auctions.freeserve.com/members/ukyouth.htm, aims to raise tens of thousands of pounds to help enhance the lives of young people throughout the UK.

In association with Freeserve, UK Youth expect a running total of ?70,000 already raised in the first two years to be taken well over the ?100,000 mark by this year's event.

Amongst the F1 memorabilia to be sold off, is a Ferrari racing cap signed by Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello, an exclusive lunch for two at the British Grand Prix - courtesy of Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, and a VIP trip to a Toyota F1 test day.

"As President of UK Youth," commented 1992 F1 world champion Nigel Mansell, "I have had the chance to see first hand the benefits of the charity's work with disadvantaged young people. In supporting this auction, you will be contributing to a great cause as well as snapping up items and experiences that money can't normally buy."

UK Youth chief executive John Bateman added: "Money can't normally buy what's on offer in this auction. But not only can your money secure these amazing items and experiences, it will also help us to help the three quarters of a million young people throughout the UK who will benefit from our work."

UK Youth ambassador and top film director Guy Ritchie continued: "This is a great opportunity to get your hands on a stack of 'money can't buy' prizes from the world of entertainment and sport. Place your bids online now and help raise money for UK Youth's work with disadvantaged young people."

So how do you place a bid? It's easy, just go to: http://auctions.freeserve.com/members/ukyouth.htm, select which 'lot' you'd like to bid for, place your bid and you'll be kept informed automatically by email of how your bid is faring. Simple!

So what's on offer - feast your eyes at these goodies...

F1

- Ferrari racing cap, signed by Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello
- Original BAR. F1 team sweatshirt and cap signed by Jenson Button
- Exclusive access to a Toyota F1 Test Day
- ITV F1 shirt signed by Murray Walker
- Exclusive lunch for two at the British Grand Prix (courtesy of Sir Jackie Stewart OBE)
- Jaguar F1 goodie bags

Golf

- Royal St George's pin flag signed by Greg Norman
- Framed US Open flag and presentation, signed by Jack Nicklaus
- Weekend's golf hosted by Nigel Mansell OBE at his Woodbury Park Golf Course in Devon

Football

- Signed Ronaldo Real Madrid shirt
- Signed Michael Own England shirt
- Signed Ryan Giggs Manchester United shirt
- Signed Figo Real Madrid shirt
- Two tickets for Chelsea FC match plus hospitality
- Tickets for Manchester United v Newcastle United game with access to hospitality

Boxing

- Signed Muhammad Ali glove
- Signed Joe Frazier glove

Rugby

- Signed Martin Johnson photo montage
- Signed Martin Johnson England shirt

Entertainment

- Signed copy of Madonna's children's book The English Roses
- Signed copy of Madonna's children's book Mr Peabody's Apple
- DVDs signed by Guy Ritchie, Brad Pitt & Jason Statham
- Clothes worn by Coronation Street's Katy Harris (played by Lucy-Jo Hudson)
- Signed Holby City medical scrubs and scripts
- Signed Eastenders memorabilia
- Rare signed CD: Tribute to John Entwistle by John Rabbit Bundrick


For more on information on UK Youth please go to: www.ukyouth.org

 

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