60 Years of James Bond
Event date 15 September - 5 October
Event location London & Online
The proceeds from this official two-part charity auction celebrating sixty years of James Bond on the silver screen, which has been organised by EON Productions, the producers of the James Bond films, in collaboration with Christie’s, will benefit more than 45 charities, listed below.
The auction vendors led by EON Productions Limited, also including Aston Martin Lagonda Limited, OMEGA SA and Triumph Motorcycles Limited and Jaguar Land Rover Limited will all donate their full auction proceeds (100% of the hammer price) to their nominated causes. Christie’s will also donate to charity 100% of the profitable proceeds from the buyer’s premium generated by this auction.
ACLT is a 40+ time award-winning charity committed to providing hope to patients living with blood cancer and illnesses where a matched donor (stem cell, blood, or organ) is required to save a life. Our work is driven by a belief that no one should die waiting for a donor to become available.
Through our work, we improve the odds of finding matches by registering potential donors en masse from all ethnicities, with a focus on donors from the African and Caribbean communities. This is due to an extreme shortage of potential African and Caribbean donors.
We also provide support and advice to patients and their families throughout treatment, from diagnosis to recovery and sadly (in some cases), while supporting the patient and family during ‘end of life’: where treatments have not been successful.
Our underlying ethos is to educate communities across the UK by raising awareness about stem cell, blood, and organ donation.
ACLT was founded in 1996 by Beverley De-Gale, OBE, and Orin Lewis, OBE, 3 years after receiving the devastating news that their 6-year-old son Daniel De-Gale needed a stem cell transplant to win his 6-year battle against acute leukemia.
Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. It provides millions of pounds every year to help museums to acquire and share works of art across the UK, further the professional development of their curators, and inspire more people to visit and enjoy their public programmes. It is currently running the major fundraising campaign Together for Museums, to help museums through the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, enabling them to emerge stronger and connect people with art in new and creative ways through its Respond & Reimagine Programme. Art Fund also supports museums through its annual prize, Art Fund Museum of the Year, which in 2020 will be split between five winners in light of the challenges faced by all museums this year.
Art Fund is independently funded, supported by the 159,000 members who buy the National Art Pass, who enjoy free entry to over 240 museums, galleries and historic places, 50% off major exhibitions, and receive Art Quarterly magazine, as well as donors and grantmakers. To find out more please visit artfund.org/get-involved
For over 35 years, Back Up has helped people and their families rebuild their independence after a spinal cord injury. Our vision is a world where people affected by spinal cord injury can reach their full potential. We will achieve this by delivering services that build confidence, independence, and inspire people affected by spinal cord injury to transform their lives. We support hundreds of people every year, including those who have been newly injured and family members, and are the only charity in the UK with a dedicated service for children and young people affected by spinal cord injury.
At the BFI, we passionately believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to pursue a career in film, no matter their background – which is why we provide a complete education in film, for everyone. Our transformational education programmes give young people, from school age to young professionals, the tools, opportunities, training and advice they need.
British film culture needs to grow alongside our rapidly changing society, and we must nurture and platform voices from every experience, and every corner of the country.
We want to grow our programmes, we want to work with partner venues around the UK, and we want to reach more young people than we ever have before.
Supporting BFI Film Academy not only changes the lives of young people; it also helps to build a film culture of tomorrow that welcomes, represents and shares stories that speak for all.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a global independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. While best known for its high profile Awards ceremonies, every year BAFTA delivers a global learning and new talent development programme which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia, focused on finding and supporting talent and breaking down the barriers that make it hard to build careers in film, games and television.
Breaking Barriers is the UK’s leading refugee employment charity, supporting over 500 refugees each year. By partnering directly with the private, third and public sectors, Breaking Barriers offers a unique approach to tackling unemployment among refugees, which has never previously been delivered at scale in the UK. Their holistic service encompasses bespoke 1:1 employment advice and support, a range of education classes and skills training, and the opportunity for refugee clients to take on paid work placements or permanent roles. By tackling the unemployment crisis amongst refugees, Breaking Barriers offers both a proven route into sustainable employment that reflects each clients skills, experience and qualifications, and a pathway to successful integration for clients into their new communities.
It is our role as the British Red Cross to connect people’s kindness with those in crisis. This is how, for the last 150 years, we have mobilised the power of humanity so that individuals and communities can prepare for, respond to and recover from crises – both at home and around the world.
We believe that every crisis is personal, which is why we provide impartial support to people based on their need and nothing else. Our offer includes emergency response, refugee support, independent living services, first aid education and the development of the capacities of sister National Societies and communities overseas.
We are part of the world’s largest humanitarian network, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which has 17 million volunteers across 192 countries. This gives us a unique ability to respond to humanitarian crises around the world – with a local presence in almost every country and a global network, we can coordinate exceptional responses to emergencies.
We are guided by the seven fundamental principles of the Movement: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. These commit us to putting people first in everything we do.
From genomes to ecosystems and from planets to the cosmos, Carnegie Science is an incubator for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research that is expanding our knowledge of all that is around us. On a scale encompassing the entire natural world, and operating at a variety of disciplinary intersections, our investigators are tackling the biggest scientific mysteries and greatest human challenges of our time. They seek answers to questions about the structure of the universe; the formation of our Solar System and other planetary systems; the behaviour and transformation of matter when subjected to extreme conditions; the origins of life; the effects of climate change on forests, oceans, and other habitats; the function of plant, animal, and microbial genomes; the molecular basis of relationships between organisms within an ecosystem; and the development of single-celled eggs into adults.
Current pursuits include: leadership in the development of the next-generation Giant Magellan Telescope, which will revolutionise our understanding of the fundamental nature of the universe and inform the search for life on distant exoplanets; an international initiative to reveal the complex geological setting beneath the Colombian Andes and understand the processes that likely created the Rocky Mountains; an interdisciplinary effort to understand how Earth’s geology enabled life to arise and thrive here and use this knowledge to guide the search for signatures of life on other worlds; an in-depth investigation of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that cause coral bleaching; and a cross-disciplinary project to comprehensively every type of plant cell, the molecules that they manufacture, and the biochemistry that occurs inside them.
We’re Evelina London Children’s Charity. An ever-growing family of people inspired by Evelina London’s remarkable care and passionate about supporting it. From small moments of intense compassion to big leaps in innovation, we’re the charity that helps fuel the everyday incredible moments at Evelina London.
Our vision is an America where no one is hungry.
Our mission is to advance change in America by ensuring equitable access to nutritious food for all in partnership with food banks, policymakers, supporters, and the communities we serve.
The Film and TV Charity provides support to everyone working behind the scenes in film, TV or cinema. From researchers to writers, casting producers to people working in production, distribution, or exhibition, they are ready to help. The Charity has been around since 1924 and today offers a wide range of support, including: a free, confidential 24/7 Film and TV Support Line, Bullying Advice Service, a Freelancer Wellbeing Hub, Legal Advice, and packages of financial support. From advice on mental health and wellbeing, to issues with discrimination and harassment they provide a whole host of practical tools and resources for everyone, at every level, in film, TV, and cinema. Visit www.filmtvcharity.org.uk for more information.
The Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service is a free and confidential NHS service for people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
Its offer includes a range of different therapies and groups, as well as collaborating with communities to develop and deliver community-based projects which promote wellbeing.
The service was formed in October 2017, in response to the fire; it was born out of an initial response by the local primary care psychology service, initially provided individual therapy, trauma therapy and grief therapy, alongside a screening program for post-traumatic stress disorder and common mental health/psychological problems. The service was effective and responsive in the immediate period. Over time the needs of service users and the wider community evolved to require not only a clinical model, but also a wider range of culturally appropriate support and a wellbeing service designed to address the wider needs of those affected by the fire.
All donations to this service are held by the by the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund, with registered charity number 1082989.
The Helen Bamber Foundation supports refugees and asylum seekers who are survivors of trafficking, torture and extreme human cruelty.
The Foundation has clients who have spent their entire childhoods in slavery, while others have been trafficked after fleeing from human rights violations and conflicts including Syria and Ukraine. As a result of their experiences, the clients of the Helen Bamber Foundation have multiple and complex needs which require specialist therapy and medical intervention. The Foundation also offers education and employment support.
Increases in global violence and the sophistication of criminal networks means that more people than ever are being exploited. Through direct support and training for other frontline organisations, like the police, the Helen Bamber Foundation enables survivors not only to get better and gain independence, but prevents further exploitation by criminal gangs and opportunistic abusers. With the right care, survivors who have experienced the very worst of humanity, can rediscover hope.
Helen Keller Europe works with local communities to break long-standing cycles of poverty. By providing the essentials for good health, balanced nutrition and healthy sight, we help millions of people create positive and lasting change in their own lives. We work to prevent avoidable blindness and malnutrition in more than 20 countries around the world.
Intermission Youth helps young people to make positive choices, to become the best version of themselves. Using drama, theatre and film, we work with 16-25 year olds from socio-economically disadvantaged ethnic minority communities in London. Lacking in opportunity and surrounded by negative environments, they regularly encounter barriers within society, education, institutions, criminal justice and employment. Our 10-month Intermission Youth Theatre (IYT) programme helps them develop their creativity, build confidence, increase life skills, and offers opportunities for them to enter further education and employment. We provide mentoring and support in a safe space for them to explore issues such as isolation, power, well-being, love, exclusion and gang rivalry. IYT members and graduates form part of our Community Engagement team, leading drama, theatre games, peer-to-peer conversations and workshops in schools, pupil referral units and young offender institutions. https://www.intermissionyouththeatre.co.uk
Into Film is an educational charity putting film at the heart of the life and learning of children and young people across the UK. It provides inspiring opportunities for them to watch, make and understand film, which have a transformational impact on their educational, cultural and personal development. Into Film is especially committed to engaging with young people who face disadvantage and inequality, through projects that equip them with a range of invaluable life and employability skills, and fuel aspirations in some to pursue a career in the screen industries.
At JDRF we are committed to eradicating type 1 diabetes. JDRF research has led to new developments in diabetes technology and treatment and is laying the foundations for a cure. We support everyone living with type 1 diabetes, by working with policy makers to increase availability of treatments and by providing information and resources to help people manage their condition.
To achieve our mission of eradicating type 1 diabetes and its effects for people in the UK we:
• drive research to cure, treat and prevent type 1
• accelerate access to type 1 treatment technologies and medicines
• support people living with type 1
Through our international JDRF network, our funding of UK researchers, our advocacy work with the NHS and the support we provide to people with type 1, we know that we can push new boundaries and generate unprecedented progress in the next few years to prevent, treat and ultimately find cures for type 1 diabetes.
Johns Hopkins Medicine, established in 1876, improves the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery provides comprehensive clinical care to patients, conducts research to create better outcomes for patients, and trains the next generation of physician leaders in orthopaedics.
Proceeds from this auction will support the Department’s Covid-19 Relief Fund as well as select projects within the Department.
The London Screen Academy is a state-funded sixth form academy in Islington for young people across London who are passionate about film and television, and the stories they tell.
Across a two-year project based course, students at LSA learn about the art of storytelling and train in behind the camera skills to achieve a UAL Extended Diploma (equivalent to three A-Levels).
The Academy is deeply rooted in the screen industries; everything that LSA offers is practical, relevant and plugged into the real world, building a solid foundation for students’ futures.
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation. MSF’s goal is to relieve suffering, save lives, reduce the spread of diseases and improve access to healthcare. MSF provides both basic and complex medical care to those who need it most, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender or political affiliation.
MSF treats victims of armed conflict and natural disasters, fights outbreaks of infectious diseases, conducts vaccination campaigns, alleviates malnutrition, supports survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, and provides maternal and child healthcare, and mental healthcare.
Funds raised through this lot will ensure MSF can continue their emergency life-saving work providing humanitarian aid where it is needed the most, such as in the crises they are responding to in Afghanistan, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen.
MediCinema builds and runs state-of-the-art cinemas in NHS hospitals which accommodate hospital beds, wheelchairs and equipment. It works to help patient resilience and recovery and improve wellbeing through the power of film and the shared cinema experience. During their stays in hospital, patients, families and carers can see the latest releases as well as silver-screen classics for free and get a much-needed break from the wards.
In a recent survey, 99% of respondents agreed that MediCinema makes a positive difference to their experience of the hospital, 93% said it helped reduce isolation and 92% agreed that MediCinema helps to reduce anxiety and stress.
Founded in 1999, MediCinema operates cinemas in the following: Guy’s, St Thomas’ and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals in London, Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow and Serennu Children’s Centre in Newport, South Wales.
First established in 1971, the National Film and Television School (NFTS) has evolved to become a leading global institution, developing some of Britain and the world’s top creative talent in film, television and games. It is widely acknowledged to be the top school of its kind in the UK and one of the best internationally.
Protecting children today, and preventing abuse tomorrow.
No child should suffer abuse. But too many children are struggling alone with fear, violence, or neglect.
This must change. At home, in school, or online, every child deserves to be safe and happy.
We have shattered the silence around child abuse, and with your support, we can protect children today and prevent abuse tomorrow.
The NSPCC helps millions of children through Childline and our school visits. We are in every community, and we will keep fighting for young people whatever the future brings.
It is only with your support that we can be there for every child who needs us.
Together we can change children’s lives. Together we can stop abuse.
Registered charity numbers 216401 and SC037717
The National Youth Theatre is the world’s first youth theatre. Since 1956, we’ve nurtured the talent of HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE and are recognised as a WORLD-LEADER in giving youth a voice.
We offer a safe space for undiscovered talent to develop and find friends for life. We create AWARD-WINNING SHOWS around the world and launch AWARD-WINNING TALENT on stage and screen. But most importantly, we’re a home for young people TO FIND THEIR VOICE AND BE THEMSELVES.
We believe in ACCESS FOR ALL. We REMOVE BARRIERS that prevent brilliant young people from realising their potential, either on stage or behind the scenes making the magic happen. Our COMMUNITY programmes, FREE TRAINING and BURSARY FUND are game-changers.
We strive to represent the diversity of Britain’s youth in all its forms and create an INCLUSIVE environment where everyone can do their best work.
Our future relies on generous donations so that we can continue to give life-changing opportunities to young people across the UK.
Please help us help young people.
Operation Black Vote (OBV), established in 1996 is non-party political campaign not-for-profit concern of 25 years.
OBV’s main focus was to address the political deficit that was present within the Black community. We sought to impact the political system in such a way as to ensure that not only were Black people represented within mainstream politics and civic society, but also that the black population were equipped with a deep enough political education and awareness for them to readily hold public officials to account and guarantee policy was reflective of the needs of the entire UK- including the BME population.
From inception through to present day OBV has continued to grow, through our continuous work alongside Parliament, the Judiciary and various other segments of the Democratic system, we strive to work hard to ensure that opportunities of equality are being established for the Black community and that our voice is not one that can be ignored.
Orbis is an international nonprofit that has been transforming lives through the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness for nearly four decades. With our network of partners, we mentor, train and inspire entire local eye care teams –from health workers in rural clinics to eye surgeons in urban centers –so they can work together to save and restore vision, ensuring no one must face a life of avoidable blindness. Working in collaboration with local partners, including hospitals, universities, government agencies and ministries of health, Orbis provides hands-on ophthalmology training, strengthens healthcare infrastructure and advocates for the prioritization of eye health on public health agendas.
PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide and exists to help young people at risk of suicide and their families. It was formed 24 years ago years ago by a group of parents who all had lived experience of bereavement by suicide. Suicide is the single biggest killer of young people in the UK today. Last year over 1800 people under the age of 35 took their own lives (figures from the ONS). This equates to over 5 people every single day.
PAPYRUS supports, equips and influences communities through our helpline, HOPELINEUK, and through the portfolio of training and awareness-raising sessions developed using extensive experience to engage with hard-to-reach communities, helping to build resilience and raising awareness of suicide, mental health and self-harm. PAPYRUS also campaigns to influence local and national policy and to remove the stigma that continues to exist around suicide.
The Prince’s Trust helps young people all over the UK to build their confidence and skills and supports them into jobs, education and training. Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1976, the charity supports 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed, struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.
The Prince’s Trust has helped more than one million young people across the UK to date.
RADA is dedicated to world-leading training in the dramatic arts. We offer vocational training for actors, stage managers, designers and technical stagecraft specialists. We pride ourselves on the exceptional standard of our facilities, teaching and productions, and the personalisation of our training tailored to the needs of each student.
We have offered dramatic arts training for over a century. Today the Academy is a world-leader in both acting and theatre production disciplines. We are a charity and we train the most talented students regardless of background or financial circumstance. Many of our graduates go on to have extraordinary careers and go on to win major international awards. Some are household names.
We are very proud of our long association with James Bond. Two James Bonds are RADA graduates – Sir Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton – and in James Bond’s most recent film, No Time To Die, the cast featured RADA graduates Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, another RADA graduate was one of the writers.
But despite our illustrious graduates we are not a wealthy institution. On top of the income we receive from student fees and Government grants we have to raise £9,000 per student per year to deliver our world-leading training. Covid has hit us very hard and in 2021 we launched our £3.2m Stage Critical fundraising campaign.
Refugee Action helps people who’ve survived some of the world’s worst regimes. After fleeing unimaginable horrors, they find themselves in a continued crisis in the UK, often homeless and living in poverty. We provide these highly vulnerable, traumatised people with the support they need to live again with dignity. Then we help them build safe, happy and productive lives in the UK. Our vision is that refugees and people seeking asylum will be welcome in the UK. They will get justice, live free of poverty and be able to successfully rebuild their lives.
www.refugee-action.org.uk / @refugeeaction
Rosa is the UK’s only grant-making fund dedicated to supporting women’s and girls’ organisations. Our goal is to create a society in which women and girls are safe, healthy and equal at work, at home and in public life.
Founded in 2008, our work focuses on the key issues affecting women’s and girls’ lives including violence and sexual abuse, reproductive rights and health, poverty and economic inequality and mental health, and recognises the connections between them.
In 2022 we are delivering three grant programmes: Rosa’s Rise Fund will provide support to organisations led by and for Black and Minoritised women and girls; Stand with Us Fund will provide grants to organisations addressing male violence against women and girls; Voices from the Frontline will offer small grants to fund grassroots campaigning.
Alongside grant-making, we also aim to offer a range of support to our grantees including networking events, webinars and an annual conference.
Our mental health matters just as much as our physical health, yet too often it is ignored, misunderstood or neglected. The Heads Together campaign, led by The Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales, encouraged more people to talk about mental health than ever before and launched new services to meet societal need.
This support continued during the COVID-19 pandemic where we granted urgent funds to ten leading mental health and frontline charities in the height of the crisis. Mental health remains a common thread across much of our work, including within The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood and across our Emergency Responders programme.
Whilst the conversation is changing on this important issue, there is more work to be done to build a ‘mentally healthy’ society for all. Through the 60th Anniversary of Bond Auction, you will support the development and delivery of the next phase of our mental health work, including The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood and other closely linked priority work.
Sean Connery had a passionate belief in the importance of education. Having had a scant education himself, he was well aware of the value of learning and the empowerment it brings - and of the contribution Scots can make on the international stage. In 1971 he used his entire fee from Diamonds Are Forever to set up the Scottish International Education Trust. The Trust exists to give financial help to Scots men and women who show exceptional ability and promise. When they need to further their studies or professional training, anywhere in the world, a grant from the Trust can make a huge difference and open a door to the future for uniquely talented individuals, whose success stories could now fill volumes. Fifty years on, the Trust has given well over 1000 grants amounting to over £2million.
The money realised from this Lot will help ensure the Trust can secure Sir Sean’s other legacy for the next 60 years.
The Scottish Youth Film Foundation exists to improve the life outcomes of young Scots through film. We teach young people how to analyse and make films which helps improve literacy and meta skills like problem solving, critical thinking, communication and leadership.
There are three strands to our work.
Education - Working in schools to teach young people and their teachers at upper primary level, we utilise school resources to unlock the language of films and to allow students to produce their own work and celebrate their own voice and creativity.
Outreach - We work with targeted groups of young people who have a barrier to accessing the film and creative industries. Working with them over a period of time, we develop a film idea and progress through to produce a short film. The young people perform all the functions of the film production, from production to camera.
The festival - Each year we hold a free film festival which celebrates the creativity of young Scots and includes workshops, panels, hands on filmmaking sessions and an award ceremony.
We believe passionately in the right of all children to be able to communicate using the predominant language of our time, the moving image.
At Severn Hospice we can’t stop caring. We know almost 3,000 families a year across Shropshire and Mid Wales, will need our help each year after receiving the heart-breaking news that their loved one has an incurable illness. We are with them from the moment they are referred to us for as long as they need us, and we do this all day, every day for anyone who needs our help. Our clinical care and specialist support are provided completely free of charge to patients and their loved ones but Severn Hospice has to raise £2 for every £3 we spend on care, so your gift is vital in enabling us to continue supporting families at their greatest time of need. Thank you for supporting Severn Hospice, it’s because you care that we can.
The Silverlining Brain Injury Charity works passionately and tirelessly to support the brain injured to find purpose, meaning, and connection following their injury. The rehabilitation journey can be devastating and presents a complex constellation of challenges including physical disabilities, cognitive impairment, psychological distress, vocational loss, and social isolation. Unfortunately, in the face of these challenges, many members of the Silverlining and their families struggle to cope and are often left isolated in the community in need of support and guidance.
The Silverlining motivates and facilitates, through its free community activities which are both virtual and faceto-face, the personal and physical growth after brain injury. The Charity was born as a result of its unique focus on finding meaning, social connection, and fostering the passions of Silverliners, creating joy, and promoting brain injury education along the way. We are often referred to as a “family” and everyone knows how important family is in brain injury recovery. Please visit our website: https://www.thesilverlining.org.uk/
The Special Air Service Regimental Association aims to promote the efficiency of the Regiment by: fostering esprit de corps, comradeship and the welfare of the Regiment and perpetuating its deeds and preserving its traditions. To support members or former members of the Regiment or their dependants who are in need by virtue of hardship, sickness and old age.
The Special Boat Service (SBS) is the Royal Navy’s elite Unit within UK Special Forces. Its Operators work at an unrelenting pace, involved in high tempo and dangerous operations that can take an unimaginable toll on both their physical as well as mental health. These men, and their families, deserve the highest quality care when an injury or other trauma occurs. The SBSA, founded by Members of the SBS in 1998, supports serving and former Operators of the Special Boat Service and their families. We provide lifetime support to members who have suffered life altering injuries, provision of timely and effective medical care to serving members dependants, veteran welfare bereavement and education support for families of members killed or badly injured in action, and curation of SBS history, heritage and the esprit de corps for all members.
The aims of the charity include the relief of need to former and serving members of the Regiment and their dependants by providing such persons with the provision of financial support and welfare projects which they could not otherwise afford through lack of means. Additionally the charity promotes the efficiency of the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (“SRR”) and all predecessors thereto (the “Regiment”) of the Crown by the provision and support of facilities and activities, and fostering of ‘esprit de corps’ for the efficiency and wellbeing of service personnel.
Spinal Research is the UK’s leading medical charity funding research into treatments for the devastating effects of spinal cord injury. A spinal cord injury can happen to anyone at any moment and can have a catastrophic impact on a person’s life. Not only can it impact the person’s ability to use their hands, arms, legs and feet but it also affects breathing, blood pressure, continence and sexual function. To further compound the loss of function, the person has to live with an ongoing loss of independence, spontaneity, nerve pain and spasticity. Spinal Research aims to fund and accelerate the development of treatments and technologies to restore function, independence and a better quality of life to those who live with this life changing injury on a daily basis.
TIME’S UP UK is a charity dedicated to ensuring safe, fair and dignified work for all, founded in 2018 in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein revelations and #MeToo. The UK movement highlights the connections between the harassment revelations in Hollywood and the wider, systematic nature of harassment and violence against women across all industries, contexts and countries with the recognition that the issue is universal. The work of TIME’S UP UK is focused around two main goals: 1) to end sexual harassment across the film, theatre and TV industries, and 2) to bring about sustainable change and transform culture so that people of all races and gender are represented fairly.
We support a nationwide network of 1,300 food banks. Together we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
It’s not right than anyone cannot afford their own food. But right now, as the coronavirus pandemic continues, and we face a cost of living crisis across the UK, more people than ever are likely to need a food bank’s help.
The funds raised by this auction item will help us support food banks to provide emergency food parcels and practical support to people in crisis, whilst working towards a just, compassionate future, where no one should have to use a food bank to get by. Thank you.
Land Rover has been an official partner of wildlife conservation charity, Tusk for over fifteen years. Tusk’s mission is to amplify the impact of progressive conservation initiatives across Africa. For 30 years, it has helped to pioneer these initiatives across more than 20 countries, increasing vital protection for over 70 million hectares of land and more than 40 different threatened species. Land Rover’s technology, innovation, skills and funding has contributed to the impressive scope of Tusk’s work. Its vehicles have tackled challenging terrain and allowed project managers to carry out field work, allowing people and wildlife to thrive together.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, protects people forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution. At a time when over 100 million people are displaced, our work is needed now more than ever. We work in over 130 countries, protecting millions of people by responding with life-saving support, safeguarding their fundamental human rights and helping them build a better future. In response to the war in Ukraine, we are providing shelter support and emergency supplies, including blankets, mattresses and clothes, and launched a cash assistance programme to help families meet their most urgent needs with dignity. We are protecting the most vulnerable, including offering specialist care for women and children at Children and Family Protection Support Hubs (‘Blue Dots’) in neighbouring countries. At the same time, we continue to provide protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and stateless people across the globe, including Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, South Sudan and Venezuela.
In times of crisis, children almost always suffer most. Worldwide, nearly one in four children live in areas affected by conflict or disaster.
In the past year, UNICEF has used the Children’s Emergency Fund to quickly reach children affected by violence and disaster in countries including Ukraine, Mozambique, Venezuela and Haiti. Right now, children in the Horn of Africa are facing one of the worst climate-induced emergencies in the last 40 years. With food supplies spiralling out of control due to the war in Ukraine, this situation is set to get worse. Almost 5.5 million children are threatened by acute malnutrition in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Eritrea.
Our Children’s Emergency Fund is one of the most effective and efficient ways to help reach children in crisis. We can target support whenever it’s needed, without delay. Funds raised from the auction will help us to provide children and families with critical support and services when they need it most.
Women for Women International invests where inequality is greatest by helping women who are forgotten — the women survivors of war and conflict.
Through Women for Women International’s Stronger Women, Stronger Nations Programme, women learn the skills they need to rebuild their families and communities. In Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan, women who join the programme connect with each other to form support networks, are equipped with the skills to earn an income and save, gain knowledge and resources to care for their families, and defend their rights. Women use their power together, passing it on to neighbours and their children for lasting change.Since 1993, the organisation has invested in the power of over 531,498 women to use their voices and create a ripple effect that makes the world more equal, peaceful, and prosperous.
Women in Film & TV (UK) is the leading membership organisation for women working in film and TV and part of an international network of over 13,000 women. Members of the organisation come from a broad range of professions spanning the entire media industry.
WFTV hosts a variety of events throughout the year, presents a prestigious awards ceremony every December, collaborates with industry bodies on research projects, and lobbies for women’s interests.