Galaxy of stars support St Mungo’s celebrity auction

Dame Judi Dench, supermodel Kate Moss and Strictly Come Dancing’s favourite Anton Du Beke, are among the host of stars who have donated personal items to St Mungo’s fabulous celebrity auction.

All money raised will go towards supporting the charity in its work helping those experiencing homelessness during the continuing Covid-19 crisis.

The online auction, which launches on Monday 14 June and runs until Sunday 20 June, features many exclusive prizes, including an exclusive opportunity for two guests to join Phil Spencer on the set of Location, Location, Location plus a pub lunch, highly desired concert tickets and a backstage meet and greet with indie-rock sensations alt-J, and the chance to own a Fender guitar signed by rock legends Coldplay.

Talking about his support for the auction, Anton Du Beke said: “I am thrilled to be supporting St Mungo’s with their ongoing work in ending homelessness.

“We have all had a difficult year due to the pandemic, but I cannot even begin to imagine how even more difficult it must have been for people who don’t have a place to call come and that is why I’m donating five copies of my book ‘A Christmas to Remember’ to help their wonderful staff on the front line support those who are most in need.”

Steve Douglas CBE, Chief Executive of St Mungo’s said: “I am so grateful to the wonderful celebrities who have come on board to support us during this crucial time and am excited by the sheer number of incredible prizes that are up for grabs.

“We have been working hard, since the pandemic started in March 2020, running 32 hotels and supporting almost 4,000 clients, in addition to the 3,500 that we support every day, to make sure all of our clients have had safe accommodation and support, but that work is not over yet.

“The pandemic is still ongoing, and even as the world looks to open back up, the reality is that when the furlough scheme comes to an end and evictions are resumed, that there is a real risk of homelessness increasing for many people.

“And so the much-needed money raised from this auction will go towards helping us to continue to help deliver services and support to those people who are most in need.”

To find out more about the wonderful lots up for grabs and how you can bid visit www.mungos.org/mungos-auction.You can also follow updates on Instagram and Twitter with #MungosAuction, but remember the auction only last one week with bidding closing at 9pm on Sunday 20 June.