The national children’s charity Starlight is hosting an exclusive online auction to mark the F1 Monaco Grand Prix race weekend to which the charity usually takes a group of seriously ill children for a once in a lifetime experience.
Tomorrow, Starlight’s Monaco Grand Prix online auction goes live, and prizes include incredible money-can’t-buy items such as a pair of signed Lewis Hamilton race boots from the 2019 Formula One season worth an estimated £6,000.
The charity is also giving F1 fans the chance to get their hands on Max Verstappen’s Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 Suit, complete with Aston Martin Red Bull certificate of Authenticity which will also be up for grabs for the highest bidder. The auction also includes an exclusive chance to win Jeremy Clarkson’s famed jeans!
Other prizes include a VIP experience at Goodwood Festival of Speed, including access to Goodwood House balcony and the sponsors enclosure, worth an incredible £1,700. Or you can also bid on a Family Premium Ticket Package to Virgin Radio’s Chris Evan’s CarFest for two adults and two children including camping, fast track access, access to the premium lounge and garden with privilege view of the stage to watch world class acts such as Basement Jaxx, Happy Mondays, Nile Rodgers & Chic and Faithless.
All money raised will help Starlight to continue to support seriously ill children by providing play and distraction in hospital, at home and at Escapes such as Monaco, to help alleviate anxiety and isolation and provide social connection.
Sarah Woods, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Starlight comments, “For the past nine years we have taken seriously ill children and their families to the Monaco Grand Prix, to have a special experience, to escape the reality of their illness and treatment, and to make new friends. As we are not able to do that this year, it’s fantastic that we can still celebrate this wonderful event and raise vital funds. Serious illness can have an irreversible effect on childhood, so we’re here to protect it. We use the power of play to make the experience of illness and treatment better for children. And during this special summer we’re determined to be there for every child who needs us. I hope that F1 and car fans out there will bid and get their hands on some unique prizes and help us use the power of play to make the experience of illness and treatment better for more children.
To bid on any item between 18 – 25 May please visit https://givergy.uk/StarlightGrandPrix