Everything you need to know about eBay’s charity fire relief auction

Posted: 3 February 2020 4:17 pm

eBay Bid For Better charity auction

Find out how you can raise much-needed funds for bushfire-affected communities simply by shopping.

Having already pledged $100,000 to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund, eBay is now furthering its contribution to communities affected by the Australian bushfires. From 7pm tonight (3 February), the online giant will be launching a charity auction dubbed Bid For Better to raise funds for organisations assisting those affected by the disaster.

The auction will see bidding wars on one-of-a-kind memorabilia and experiences, with the profits donated directly to the Australian Red Cross, Wires Wildlife Rescue, Victorian Wildlife Rescue, The Australian Tennis Foundation and various other organisations.

Included in the mix are a range of highly coveted items, such as sporting gear from the 2020 Australian Open. Signed racquets from Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Sloan Stephens will all be up for grabs as well as a signed playing kit from Ash Barty.

Roger Federer hand signed racquet

Basketball fans will be able to nab themselves a signed Boston Celtics team jersey as well as a signed photo of Thon Maker from the Detroit Pistons.

Other sale items include signed items from director Taika Waititi and passes to a Doctor Doctor Season 4 screening with the cast in Sydney.

eBay Australia's Sophie Onikul said of the event, "We're delighted to partner with leading organisations in their bushfire relief efforts. With eBay's global reach, we hope we can further assist in the recovery efforts.

"As a platform powered by Aussies and built on the premise of people being inherently good, we've been deeply saddened by the devastation caused by the bushfires and are proud to continue supporting this cause."

All items will end at varying times over the next 10 days, so you may want to keep a tab open for your favourite listing to ensure you don't miss out.

In support of the ongoing bushfire crisis, Finder will continue to provide information and support for the Australian community during this incredibly difficult time. For guides on what to do if you're affected or how you can help, head to our Australian Bushfires hub.

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