Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Charity Event for dolphin and whale

On Thursday 6 October 2005, one of the UK’s leading charities, the Marine Connection, is hosting an auction of celebrity items at the prestigious London nightclub Chinawhite to help raise vital funding for their dolphin and whale conservation work. Last year’s celebrity auction was a collectors' dream, with highly desirable items signed by a host of famous names including; Paul & Stella McCartney, Kylie, the Beckhams, Robbie plus goodies such as exotic holidays and luxurious spa treatments.

This year's event looks set to be just as star-packed; with signed items from celebrities such as Ozzy Osbourne, Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake, Tom Cruise, Bowie and sporting idols Sir Geoff Hurst and Michael Schumacher going under the hammer, plus a VIP whale watching trip to Boston, dolphin watching weekend in the UK and other fantastic prizes to bid for.

One of the star items, though, will be some cricket memorabilia signed by the victorious Ashes England Squad! A limited amount of tickets are available at a cost of £50 per person.

Complimentary drinks, canapés and entertainment from our mystery guests are being generously provided for your enjoyment, so come along and help to protect the UK’s dolphins and whales living around your shores.

Following the auction, ticket holders are free to enjoy this fantastic club until 3am. For tickets call Marine Connection on 020 7499 9196 or email cwevent@marineconnection.org ENDS Media enquiries to: John Hicks Headline Promotions Press & PR Mobile: 07771 575 654 Fax: 0707 520 9717 Further information and images available Margaux Dodds (Charity Director) 020 7499 9196 (day) 07931 366352 (mobile) 020 7706 0715 (evening) 020 7409 2133 (fax) margaux@marineconnection.org (email) www.marineconnection.org

Notes for Editors The Marine Connection is a London-based charity, established in 1997. Over the last few years, the charity has progressed from a small voluntary organisation to one of the UK’s established international conservation charities, based on their ongoing commitment to the protection of these magnificent marine mammals. One of the charity’s main aims is empower future generations to recognize the fundamental importance of protecting the marine environment.

Through their educational website and quarterly magazine, Seventh Wave, the charity encourages supporters worldwide to participate in helping to protect dolphins and whales and support various projects to protect them and their natural habitat. In the UK, the Marine Connection carries out vital educational project work in the Moray Firth area of Scotland, which is home to the most northerly population of bottlenose dolphins in the world. Through the charity’s Adopt A Dolphin project, people learn more about how to help conserve and protect this fragile eco-system.

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