A host of famous faces including Ed Sheeran, Dame Helen Mirren, Hugh Laurie, Sir Chris Hoy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Irons and Fern Britton have joined forces with Turn2us to help you fight fuel poverty inside UK by donating items to the charity’s biggest ever celebrity clothes auction.
The auction is a component of Turn2us’ No Cold Homes campaign to increase awareness of the lots of people across the UK struggling to cover the to heat their properties. As a national charity helping people in financial hardship to reach welfare benefits, charitable grants along with support, Turn2us hears regularly from people suffering in cold homes given that they can’t afford their energy costs. New research with the charity learned that half of low income working households are battling these bills, having a third skipping meals because of this.*
The auction will raise funds to aid more people access vital financial support to aid with their energy costs in time to the colder winter season weather. It features a fantastic variety of designer and high street brand coats, jackets and jumpers donated by over 20 popular personalities.
Bidders might want to use Ed Sheeran’s O’Neill jacket, or perhaps army jacket directed at Jeremy Irons within the set of your third Die Hard film (Die Hard that has a Vengeance). Honor Blackman’s cashmere Ralph Lauren jumper are going to be up for grabs too, alongside an existing Nicole Farhi coat from journalist and presenter Jane Moore along with a leopard print Antipodium coat donated by Lauren Laverne.
Sports fans can choose a signed Team GB cycling top from six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy or even a long padded Arsenal jacket made famous by manager Arsene Wenger. To add to a magnificent celebrity list, top designer Ben de Lisi has donated several bright and exquisite coats from his Principles range and Olly Murs has bucked the buzz by offering one among his trademark trilby hats.
Commenting on her behalf participation within the auction, Dame Helen Mirren said: “There a large number of people who can’t pay for the basic essentials as being a warm home and food for families. That’s why the Turn2us No Cold Homes campaign is indeed important and I’m very happy to play a part in assisting more families find the vital help that they need this winter.”