Thursday, February 18, 2010

Auction for Research Funding

I have the pleasure of informing you that the time has come to begin

The Worldwide Association for ME/CFS Awareness and Research - WAMCARE's
auction of celebrity signed photos and memorabilia.

All items will be auctioned on EBAY a few at a time, and posted with good
quality packaging from the UK to wherever you live, postage rates will
depend on where you are located, and the nature of the item.

*All profits will go straight to top quality research into ME/CFS including
the WPI and MERUK.*

At the moment, our website is full and yet we still have many more quality
items to auction. Therefore stay tuned for updates which will be added over
the next few weeks, including a cast *poster of popular Australian soap
Home and Away signed by most of the cast*, kindly arranged for us by
actress Esther Anderson who has been very supportive to the cause.

Items we have at the moment can be found on the auction page of our
website, here:

you can also find out more about ME/CFS here and why research is essential.

You can follow our blog for auction updates

Items include:

·         DVDs for part 1 and part 2 of Merlin Season One signed by the 4
main cast members. Plus cast photos of the 4 main cast members.

·         A top worn by Vicky Entwhistle in Coronation Street.

·         A CD album signed by Katie Melua and 2 by Canadian country singer
Aaron Pritchett (the latter yet to be added to the website.)

·         Photos signed by bands and singers, tv presenters, actors,
celebrity chefs and sports stars amongst others. Including: Jude Law, Helen
Mirren, Matt Lucas and David Walliams from Little Britain, Sir Ian
McKellan, Susan Sarandon, Keira Knightley, Stephen Fry, Daniel Craig, Sara
Dame Judi Dench, David Tennant and many more on our website, and others yet
to be included.

·         Cast signed and non-signed cast fan cards from cast members of
the soaps EastEnders and Neighbours.

·         Poster signed by Home and Away cast, yet to be added to our

Most items are hand signed, although there are a few autopens and
pre-prints, which are indicated as such. Quality of photos varies from HQ
pictures, to computer prints of various qualities. Quality of all items
will be indicated on EBAY as well as on our website, included any damage
which has occurred during transport from the celebrity to us. Photos are
provided on our website, and higher quality photos will be used on EBAY.
Letters from the agents have been included on the website if they were

We at WAMCARE wish to express our gratitude to all the celebrities and
their agencies that have contributed to this charity fundraising auction.
We have received personal, encouraging letters of support from many
wonderful people, which will soon be available for viewing in the
supporters section of our website. We are moved and grateful that these
busy celebs and their agents took the time to write to us and send us such
terrific items.  We would like to thank them on behalf of the millions of
people affected by ME/CFS worldwide for helping make possible WAMCARE's
continuing mission to improve the lives of everyone affected by this
devastating illness.

Thank you for all your support! Please spread the word about our auction,
so that we can raise as much money as possible for ME/CFS research!

Laura Dunks - President and fundraising

Michelle Martin - Vice President, merchandise, website and newsletter

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