eBay launches fundraising day for The Prince’s Trust

Philip Schofield, Emma Willis and Jon Culshaw among celebrities helping the online auction site to raise money for the youth charity.

Joe Lepper | 9th Oct 18
Image shows banner from eBay's Give Day campaign in aid of the Prince's Trust

eBay’s UK operation has launched a day of fundraising activity in aid of Prince’s Trust, including a celebrity auction.

The online auction site’s first ever Give Day takes place today (October 9) and is looking to raise money for the youth charity’s Enterprise Programme, which supports young entrepreneurs.

Activity includes 5p for every purchase made on ebay.co.uk being donated to The Prince’s Trust and celebrities auctioning off exclusive items and experiences.

TV presenter Philip Schofield is offering the chance to meet him at a cheese and wine tasting event, while The Voice host Emma Willis is offering tickets to the show’s final.

Afternoon tea with impressionist Jon Culshaw, a signed tennis racquet from Tim Henman and a William Yeoward crystal bowl from the actress Felicity Kendall are among other items being auctioned off.

eBay launches young entrepreneurs store

In addition, ebay is launching The Prince’s Trust Tomorrow’s Store, where visitors can order products created by young entrepreneurs who have been supported by the Enterprise Programme. £5 from every Tomorrow’s Store purchase will be donated to the programme.

“eBay UK shares our passion for supporting young entrepreneurs and we’re excited that this partnership and the first ever Give Day will enable us to help even more young people to get their business ideas off the ground,” said Tara Leathers, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Director of Income and Innovation at The Prince’s Trust.

Rob Hattrell, Vice President of eBay UK added: “We’re so excited to support the brilliant Prince’s Trust. The UK is powered by small businesses and we want to give the next generation as much support as we can. Through our first ever Give Day, customers can make a difference to the lives of budding entrepreneurs with every purchase they make, whether it’s big or small.”