You could bid for the chance to get creative with Illamasqua at the silent auction . . .
The terrible events in Japan are still dominating the world's media and more and more groups over here and abroad have managed to organise events and sales to raise money to help the victims of the natural disaster . . . here are a couple of the coolest fund raisers to have reached our ears today . . .
The Bloggers4Japan Silent Auction Sale in London. A few bloggers have organised a sale and silent auction in aid of Japan on the 26th March. (This Saturday) Highlights of the lots include signed bestsellers like Gisele Scanlon- The Goddess Guides, Tamsin Blanchard - Green is the New Black, Zoe Berkeley - Bake-a-Boo bakery cookbook, Rosie Lovell - Spooning with Rosie; limited edition artwork, make-up courses at Illamasqua (Well worth it with products included, jewellery from The Vamoose, Claire Hynes, Swell Vintage and more. The venue is The Horatia 98-102 Holloway Road London N7 8JE.
ALSO . . .
The HELP JAPAN event at the Hoxton Pony in London. Promoters invite you to join a star-studded evening of live bands, singers, rappers, DJs and dancers, all introduced by some of the UK's best-loved television personalities - sponsored by Hoxton Gin. Live acts include The View, The Subways, Random Impulse and Spark and DJ's include Artful Dodger (Pete), Jodie Harch, Huw Edwards from Radio 1 and the Broken Heart girls and many many more. Sounds almost too trendy to be true - and, with that number of performers, definitely great value for money.
It'll be held at The Hoxton Pony - a 400 capacity venue in the heart of Shoreditch - from 6pm until 3am on Thursday 31st March 2011 and all proceeds go directly to the Red Cross Japan Tsunami appeal.
UPDATE! when we posted the news that US website Forever 21 was donating ALL its takings last Friday to the appeal for Japan, we thought it was a great idea. Then TODAY we received the news that Forever 21 customers managed to tip the totalizer with a massive £1million! WELL DONE SHOPPERS!
- Naomi Attwood