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Festival Lovers E-Bay Auctions News - Amazing Charity E-bay Auction on NOW!
A group of music lovers who are fundraising for The Hepatitis C Trust have worked all their contacts to put together a truly rock and roll e-bay auction with 100% of the proceeds going to charity.
Not only have these ladies bagged tickets to the hottest festivals in the country but they have also managed to arrange a meet and greet with a major act at each festival.
Ok so normally we could say get your tickets direct from the festival but in this case e-bay is the place to be - get a pair of festival tickets, a meet and greet with one of the acts and buy in the knowledge that every single penny you spend will be going straight to a good cause.... Crikey - can it get any better?
The auction launches on Monday the 17th May and you can find it at http://donations.ebay.co.uk/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=14614 it will be open for 10 days with the following tickets up for sale:
Rockness (11th-13th June) - A pair of weekend tickets for the festival plus a meet and greet with - The Cuban Brothers
Beat-Herder Festival (2nd-4th July) - A pair of weekend tickets for the festival plus a meet and greet with The Dub Pistols
Lounge on The Farm (9th-10th July) - A pair of weekend tickets for the festival plus a meet and greet with the Glimmers
Beach Break Live (14th-18th July) - A pair of weekend tickets for the festival plus a meet and greet with - Beardy Man
Secret Garden Party (22nd-25th July) - A pair of weekend tickets for the festival plus a meet and greet with Eliza Doolittle
Bestival (9th-12th Sept) A pair of weekend tickets for the festival plus a meet and greet with Hot Chip
This auction is to raise awareness for hepatitis C - Get Tested Campaign http://www.gettested.org.uk. Something in the region of 400,000 people are walking about not knowing they have hepatitis C. Without a test their lives are in danger. We want people to get a test and stay safe.
Want to find out more about the ladies who are raising these funds then go to their just giving page at http://www.justgiving.com/PenelopePitstopsPerils
The ways you can catch hepatitis C may surprise you.
- Sharing snorting equipment e.g. rolled bank notes or straws potentially poses a risk of transmission
- Blood from transfusions or blood products before 1991
- Injecting drugs - even just once.
- Sharing razors
- Sharing nail scissors
- Sharing nail clippers
- Sharing toothbrushes
- Invasive surgical and dental procedures abroad
- Needle stick injuries
- Mother to Baby
- Piercing -There is also a risk in sharing jewellery that goes through the skin with other people.
- Sex - while sexual transmission is extremely rare in hetrosexuals; abrasive sex whereby blood is shared can be a route of transmission
- Tattoo's -needles, although the virus has been found in tattooing ink also
You cannot be vaccinated against hepatitis C