St Mungo’s is marking its 50th anniversary with an exclusive online auction, featuring lots donated by celebrities including Judi Dench, Emma Thompson, Joanna Lumley, Snow Patrol, Arctic Monkeys and Annie Lennox.
Fans are able to snap up exciting prizes, from signed memorabilia from much-loved stars to a luxury stay at Soho House, TV set visit and even a piece of the BAFTA Film Awards set. The money raised through the auction will go towards St Mungo’s ongoing work.
Acclaimed actor Judi Dench is offering fans the chance to get their hands on a signed original shooting script from her BAFTA-nominated role in sitcom As Time Goes By, complete with her notes from filming.
BAFTA Film Awards host Joanna Lumley has donated an iconic BAFTA head, taken from the stage at the Royal Albert Hall on the night of the 2019 awards and signed “stolen just for you, with love from Joanna Lumley”.
Mother and daughter duo Emma Thompson and Phyllida Law are also supporting the auction, with Thompson donating a framed poster for her Golden Globe-nominated film Saving Mr Banks, signed by the whole cast, and Law a set of signed books.
Overall, more than 30 auction lots will be up for grabs over six weeks until 11 July. Items will be available for one week only, with new lots added every Friday, so eager bidders will need to act quickly.
Annie Lennox said:
“St Mungo’s is a fantastic charity working hard to end homelessness and I’m proud to help them mark their 50th anniversary through this special auction.
“It’s shocking that in 2019 there are still so many people who have nowhere safe to stay and are facing the dangers of sleeping rough. Your generosity can help St Mungo’s provide vital support to people in need on our streets, so please dig deep and support the auction. Everyone deserves a place to call home.”
Bestselling author Paula Hawkins is supporting the auction. She said:
“I’m proud to be supporting this auction to mark St Mungo’s 50th anniversary. Everybody should have somewhere safe to call home, but sadly this is far from the reality for too many people, who instead face the dangers of spending the night on the streets.
“Please get involved and bid if you can – the money raised will help St Mungo’s make a real difference to the lives of people experiencing homelessness.”
St Mungo’s was founded in 1969 when a group of people decided to do something to help the people they saw sleeping rough on the streets of London. They started by going out, talking to people, offering food and what assistance they could.
Fifty years later, the St Mungo’s is one of the UK’s leading homelessness charities. Each night the charity provides housing and support to 2,800 people across London and the South and helps thousands of others with advice, health, skills and work services.
Visit the St Mungo’s 50th anniversary auction at https://www.mungos.org/mungos-auction/