The MayDay COVID-19 Charity Auction takes place from 1 to 8 May 2020
Some once-in-a-lifetime experiences with big names in music, film, art and design, public affairs and more are up for grabs this May. Sotheby’s and Google are joining forces to raise funds for the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) work to help mitigate and respond to the spread of COVID-19 in vulnerable communities through an online charity auction of exclusive encounters that can be enjoyed virtually via Google Meet video calls during this period of social distancing.
The MayDay COVID-19 Charity Auction takes place from 1–8 May and features a chance to record a song with 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, an acting lesson from acclaimed actor Sir Patrick Stewart (best known for his roles in Star Trek and the X-Men film franchise) and a coffee chat with former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
Also on sale are a virtual hangout with all five members of The Strokes; a private conversation with Apollo 9 astronaut Russell Schweickart; and coffee with Madeleine Albright, the first female US Secretary of State. The list of experiences is growing, with more to be announced soon.
All lots will be offered without reserves and are transferable and shareable, allowing winning bidders the option of enjoying the experience themselves or sharing it with someone else who might benefit from a boost in these tough times.
Head here to follow the sale, which opens at 2.00AM on 2 May 2020 SGT.