Last Day to Bid! Ebay for Charity: Dine with Financial Times writers and editors
As part of the FT’s seasonal appeal, we invite you to bid for lunches with our star writers and editors at some of the world’s most sumptuous restaurants.
If your bid is successful, you could end up discussing the future of the global economy with Martin Wolf, our brilliant economics commentator, or the world of work with Lucy Kellaway, our ever-sparky management columnist. Jancis Robinson, the FT’s wine critic, can surely provide expert advice on the wine list while Simon Schama, the eminent historian, columnist, and cultural commentator, can discourse on just about everything.
This year, given our chosen charity is The Global Fund for Children, we have also included a lunch with Francesca Simon, author of the brilliant Horrid Henry stories – a perfect Christmas present for one of her young fans (and a parent or grandparent).
For the third year running the FT and some of the world’s leading restaurants have joined forces to offer readers the chance to bid for one-on-one lunches with more than two dozen of our finest contributors – all in the cause of charity. Proceeds from the online auction – kindly hosted by eBay from November 30 to December 10 – will go to the FT’s seasonal appeal to readers, which this year is in aid of The Global Fund for Children, a pioneering charity that supports local initiatives in many of the world’s poorest countries.
Thanks to readers’ generosity, we raised £43,000 from last year’s restaurant auction for SightSavers, which was more than doubled with matching funds.
We are very grateful to the restaurants that have agreed to take part this year, each donating lunch for two – for the winner of the auction and the FT writer paired with the restaurant. Ideally, the lunches should be taken in the first quarter of 2012, at the mutual convenience of the winner, the FT luncher and the restaurant.
Below you will find details of all the FT participating journalists.
The auction is open for bids from Friday November 30th and closes on Monday December 10th.
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