The Independent's charity auction

Fancy attending a pre-match press conference at Man City?  How about an original work by Tracey Emin, or a private gig from Mark Steel?

The Independent's charity auction is now closed. All money raised will go to our Christmas Appeal supporting UNICEF's life-saving work helping former child soldiers rebuild their lives.

Round 2 of The Independent's Charity Auction is now closed

All lots are offered subject to The Independent's Terms & Conditions . Also see ebay.co.uk's terms

Need assistance? See the ebay help page

___

Lot 1: YBA 4 U
Original artwork – not a print - signed by Tracey Emin. The artist herself describes it as “typical Tracey” and it is in a similar style to the work she is showing in Rome and which was at the Turner Contemporary. It is 10x10 inches, gouache on paper, inscribed: “Everything for you TE 2012”.
Winning bid: £10,100
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 2: Spice invader
Feisty Independent columnist, lively debater and enthusiastic amateur chef Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will cook some delicious spicy dishes for up to six people in London, and talk through The Settler's Cookbook to get you thinking about how you'd write your own food memoir.
Winning bid: £366
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 3: Mancini magic
Enter the high-octane world of football’s Premier League champions for weekend, by attending one of Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini’s pre-match press conferences and the league fixture which follows. One reader can bid to join our sports correspondent Ian Herbert to see Mancini being grilled by journalists at the City training ground and then attend the following Saturday's league match. And when you have seen for yourself what sports journalism is all about, you can do it yourself. For the successful bidder, there is the opportunity to help write a report on the game with our reporter.
Winning bid: £905
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 4: Steel lives
Comedian, columnist, historian and wit, Mark Steel will perform a stand-up comedy routine in your home or local pub. (Dates depend on availability, and permission of landlord!).
Winning bid: £820
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 5: The hot ticket
Win tickets for one of the hottest shows to hit the West End in living memory, sold out for months and set to be a huge hit. You and one guest can attend the opening night of The Book of Mormon, at the Prince of Wales Theatre (on March 21st 2013). By Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park, you can be one of the first to see show the New York Times calls 'The best musical of this century' - coming to London.
Winning bid: £717
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 6: A day at the races
Join top Newmarket trainer James Fanshawe on the gallops at dawn as he works his horses over the historic Heath, followed by a visit to his famous stables, built by the great Fred Archer. Plus two Premier Enclosure passes for racing in the afternoon. Travel and any bets not included; date according to availability.
Winning bid: £530
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 7: A Galactic prize
This year’s Major League Soccer Cup Victory champs, bid for an LA Galaxy jersey signed by star footballer David Beckham, saying: ‘Thanks for supporting UNICEF.’ Beckham officially leaves the team at the end of 2012.
Winning bid: £575
See auction terms and conditions

HOW TO ENTER A BID

Bidding ends at 2pm on 31 December 2012. Payment by PayPal only, by 20 January 2013. Each lot carries a minimum reserve price of £100, is for one adult and does not include travel unless otherwise specified and is subject to terms and conditions which can be found at www.independent.co.uk/auctionterms 2012

The Editor’s decision is final and bidders must be aware that they cannot give a winning bid to any other person without getting the Editor’s consent before bidding. For all enquiries, email auction@independent.co.uk

Need assistance? See ebay's help page

     _ _

Round 1 of the auction has now closed. Some of the lots are listed below

Lot 1: Four corners
In 2013 the London Underground celebrates its 150th birthday. Venture to the ends of this great network with our award-winning travel correspondent, Simon Calder. With your all-zones Tube pass you’ll travel along the original 1863 line, calling in at the London Transport Museum along the way. For two
Winning bid: £780
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 2: A media round
Three readers will join The Independent’s editor, Chris Blackhurst, for 18 holes at Wentworth’s legendary West championship course. Amid the tree-lined setting of many historic golfing dramas, take the opportunity to discuss anything you like with Chris – phonehacking, tax avoidance, even the state of his golf swing – and continue over lunch in Wentworth’s fabulous clubhouse restaurant. Caddies are included, but please… no handicaps over 18.
Winning bid: £1040
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 3: Lunch on the House
It’s the ultimate political guide. Which coalition partners hate each other? Are we being told the truth about the national debt? And what is it with Theresa May and shoes? Our political editor, Andrew Grice, will take a reader to Westminster for lunch and fill you in on our rulers
Winning bid: £1280
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 4: On The Ball
Neil Warnock, manager of Leeds United and an Independent columnist, invites a fan and one guest to come and watch Leeds’ first team at a training session. Afterwards, you’l l have lunch and a chat with Neil and his staff.
Winning bid: £2166.99
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 5: Foreign field
Our Paris correspondent, John Lichfield, will take you on a day tour of the Somme battlefields where 623,000 British and French soldiers were killed or wounded in the First World War. Lunch is included, but not travel. For up to four people.
Winning bid: £3100
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 6: A day at the paper
Visit The Independent at our offices in Kensington. Marvel at the hum of industry, the thrill of breaking news, the whoosh of deadlines. Come to the morning conference, chat to the columnists, subs and leader-writers. And see the first edition before it goes to press. For up to two people.
Winning bid: £1550
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 7: Gigs to go for
Attend a live gig at the 02 next year, courtesy of The Independent. Enjoy the performance and then help our critic write a review for publication in the paper, or write your own review if you wish. (Dates and performance subject to availability). For two.
Winning bid £685
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 8: A Champagne weekend for two
Grange Hotels is offering two nights in an executive room, with a complementary bottle of Moët et Chandon champagne, English breakfast and access to the award winning Ajala Spa and wellness facility – plus tickets to the Globe for a performance of a Shakespeare play. (Dates subject to availability.)
Winning bid: £865
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 9: War and Peace
What is happening in Gaza? Is there any hope of peace in the Middle East? Our legendary foreign correspondent Robert Fisk will give a lecture on Islam and the West for up to 12 people.
Winning bid: £1170
See auction terms and conditions

 

Lot 10: One reader will lunch with the i's editor
Join i’s executive editor, Stefano Hatfield, for lunch at The Ivy, the legendary power brokers’ restaurant in London’s West End. Over risotto or calf’s liver, discuss anything from politics to football to whether Italian food is the best.
Winning bid: 565
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 11: Man in the white suit
Have lunch with the broadcaster turned MP Martin Bell. Join the man who has seen more than most and find out what it was like being injured in Bosnia and challenging Neil Hamilton in the Battle of Tatton. Discuss the future of journalism, of democracy, and more.
Winning bid: £499
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 12: Come fly with me
easyJet, a proud supporter of Unicef, is delighted to offer one lucky bidder four return tickets to any destination on the easyJet network. No matter what sort of travel you’re planning easyJet has the flights to get you there. (Flights to be booked by 1 July, and travel completed by 31 December 2013). Worth up to £2,000, depending on destination.
Winning bid: £1040
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 13: The ultimate Bond
Live and Let Die… The Man with the Golden Gun… The Spy Who Loved Me… Moonraker… For Your Eyes Only… Octopussy… A View to a Kill. Roger Moore starred in them all and now you can bid for a copy of his new book Bond on Bond, with a personalised inscription from the author. A present that will render its recipient both shaken and stirred. Update 13/12: Sir Roger will sign  personally, with a unique message, a copy of his latest book, Bond on Bond: The Ultimate Book of 50 years of Bond movies
Winning bid: £442
See auction terms and conditions

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/appeals/indy-appeal/independent-auction-terms-and-conditions-8389815.html Lot 14: Loose Women
A trip with Independent on Sunday columnist and editor-at-large Janet Street-Porter to the set of the hit ITV show Loose Women, and a chance to meet its outspoken stars. (Travel not included.)
Winning bid: £520
See auction terms and conditions

 

Lot 15: Men who stare at goats
A signed copy of the script from the film The Men Who Stare at Goats, which starred Ewan McGregor as a reporter uncovering attempts by the US military to use psychic powers to read thoughts and kill goats telekinetically. A collectable piece of movie memorabilia. Update 13/12: The script is signed personally by Ewan McGregor and a letter of authenticity will be supplied by  The Independent and Unicef to that effect.
Winning bid: £265
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 16: Le Meridien Piccadilly
Two weekend nights with breakfast for two at Le Méridien Piccadilly, on Piccadilly Circus. The hotel mixes the best of contemporary culture and European heritage in a stunning setting in the heart of London’s West End. (Dates and stay subject to availability and conditions; travel and additional meals etc not included).
-Prize is valid for two nights’ accommodation over a weekend.
-Accommodation is offered in a classic room on a room and breakfast only basis.
-Prize is valid from 6 months from date of draw.
-Accommodation is based on two people sharing.
-Prize is subject to availability and is non-transferable.
-No cash alternative is offered.
-All additional meals, spa treatments, drinks and incidentals such as mini-bar, laundry and telephone calls should be paid for on departure.
-Travel to London is not included.
Winning bid: £510
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 17: Win Martin Bell's white suit
The legendary war correspondent and UNICEF Ambassador Martin Bell offers a truly original auction lot to help raise money for UNICEF's vital work. You've guessed it - you can bid for one of his well travelled and well televised iconic white suits!
Winning bid: £261
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 18: Eddie Izzard on tour
Comedian Eddie Izzard offers two tickets for a lucky bidder to attend a show on his new global tour, Force Majeur, as well as signed merchandise. Eddie will visit 25 countries and your two tickets are valid to attend the show in any location - but accommodation and travel not included!
Winning bid: £720.01
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 19: Theatre of dreams
You and a friend could attend a 2013-14 Premier League match at the Theatre of Dreams, Old Trafford, wearing your own shirt signed by the entire Manchester United first-team squad, including Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Robin van Persie. (Match choice limited).
Winning bid: £720
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 20: Get kitted out for spring by Twiggy
Meet Twiggy and go through her spring collection selecting key lines to suit you and one other. You and your style icon will be able to take the choices made from the M&S collection home, free of charge and courtesy of the nation's favourite clothing retailer. Bid now for a unique opportunity to add real panache to your wardrobe. As a firm supporter of UNICEF, Marks and Spencer are proud to support this appeal.
Winning bid: £2657
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 21: Win a tennis shirt signed by Andy Murray
Andy Murray is the only man to win Olympic Gold and the US Open back-to-back. Place a bid now for an Adidas jersey signed by the British number one tennis player, courtesy of XIX Entertainment. Don't lose out on the opportunity to acquire this famous signature at the peak of his career!
Winning bid: £600
See auction terms and conditions

Lot 22: Win tickets to a top movie premiere in 2013
You and three friends can walk the red carpet with the stars! 20th Century Fox are offering four tickets to one of the exclusive film events of the year - a top film premiere of 2013 in London's West End. Place a bid now and they will guarantee you a night like no other and catch one of the year's top movies ahead of all your friends!
Winnign bid: £2450
See auction terms and conditions

Arts and Entertainment
Sheeran arrives at the 56th annual Grammy Awards earlier this year
musicYes, that would be Ed Sheeran, according to the BBC
Sport
Rio Ferdinand, Alan Shearer, Alan Hansen and Gary Lineker during Hansen's final broadcast
Sport
News
newsBear sweltering in zoo that reaches temperatures of 40 degrees
Arts and Entertainment
Brendan O'Carroll has brought out his female alter-ego Agnes Brown for Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie
filmComedy holds its place at top of the UK box office
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
News
ebookA unique anthology of reporting and analysis of a crucial period of history
News
Ian Thorpe has thanked his supporters after the athlete said in an interview that he is gay
people
Arts and Entertainment
Professor Kathy Willis will showcase plants from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
radioPlants: From Roots to Riches has been two years in the making
Arts and Entertainment
TV The follow-up documentary that has got locals worried
Arts and Entertainment
Eminem's daughter Hailie has graduated from high school
music
Arts and Entertainment
Original Netflix series such as Orange Is The New Black are to benefit from a 'substantial' increase in investment
TVHoax announcement had caused outrage
Life and Style
Swimsuit, £245, by Agent Provocateur
fashion

Diving in at the deep end is no excuse for shirking the style stakes

News
One Direction star Harry Styles who says he has no plans to follow his pal Cara Delevingne down the catwalk.
peopleManagement confirms rumours singer is going it alone are false
Arts and Entertainment
Curtain calls: Madani Younis
theatreMadani Younis wants the neighbourhood to follow his work as closely as his audiences do
Arts and Entertainment
'Deep Breath' is Peter Capaldi's first full-length adventure as the twelfth Doctor
TVFirst episode of new series has ended up on the internet
Life and Style
Douglas McMaster says the food industry is ‘traumatised’
food + drinkSilo in Brighton will have just six staple dishes on the menu every day, including one meat option, one fish, one vegan, and one 'wild card'
Sport
Mario Balotelli, Divock Origi, Loic Remy, Wilfried Bony and Karim Benzema
transfersBony, Benzema and the other transfer targets
Life and Style
Once a month, waistline watcher Suran steps into a 3D body scanner that maps his body shape and records measurements with pinpoint accuracy
techFrom heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor
Independent
Travel Shop
the manor
Up to 70% off luxury travel
on city breaks Find out more
santorini
Up to 70% off luxury travel
on chic beach resorts Find out more
sardina foodie
Up to 70% off luxury travel
on country retreats Find out more
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Web Developer (C#, ASP.NET, AJAX, JavaScript, MVC, HTML)

£40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Web Developer ...

C# R&D .NET Developer-Algorithms, WCF, WPF, Agile, ASP.NET,MVC

£50000 - £67000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# R&D .NE...

C# Developer (Web, HTML5, CSS3, ASP.NET, JS, Visual Studios)

£40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# Developer (...

C# Developer (ASP.NET, F#, SQL, MVC, Bootstrap, JavaScript)

£55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# Developer (...

Day In a Page

Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country

How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over northern Iraq

A speech by an ex-MI6 boss hints at a plan going back over a decade. In some areas, being Shia is akin to being a Jew in Nazi Germany, says Patrick Cockburn
The evolution of Andy Serkis: First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The evolution of Andy Serkis

First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial: Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried

You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial...

Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried
Refugee children from Central America let down by Washington's high ideals

Refugee children let down by Washington's high ideals

Democrats and Republicans refuse to set aside their differences to cope with the influx of desperate Central Americas, says Rupert Cornwell
Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Malorie Blackman appeals for a better ethnic mix of authors and characters and the illustrator Quentin Blake comes to the rescue
Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...

Blackest is the new black

Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

The US Ambassador to London holds 'jeans and beer' gigs at his official residence – it's all part of the job, he tells Chris Green
Meet the Quantified Selfers: From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor

Meet the 'Quantified Selfers'

From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor
Madani Younis: Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Madani Younis wants the neighbourhood to follow his work as closely as his audiences do
Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

When it comes to national stereotyping, the Irish – among others – know it can pay to play up to outsiders' expectations, says DJ Taylor
Gavin Maxwell's bitter legacy: Was the otter man the wildlife champion he appeared to be?

Otter man Gavin Maxwell's bitter legacy

The aristocrat's eccentric devotion to his pets inspired a generation. But our greatest living nature writer believes his legacy has been quite toxic
Joanna Rowsell: The World Champion cyclist on breaking her collarbone, shattering her teeth - and dealing with alopecia

Joanna Rowsell: 'I wear my wig to look normal'

The World Champion cyclist on breaking her collarbone, shattering her teeth - and dealing with alopecia
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef gives raw ingredients a lift with his quick marinades

Bill Granger's quick and delicious marinades

Our chef's marinades are great for weekend barbecuing, but are also a delicious way of injecting flavour into, and breaking the monotony of, weekday meals
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014 preview: Why Brazilians don't love their neighbours Argentina any more

Anyone but Argentina – why Brazilians don’t love their neighbours any more

The hosts will be supporting Germany in today's World Cup final, reports Alex Bellos
The Open 2014: Time again to ask that major question - can Lee Westwood win at last?

The Open 2014

Time again to ask that major question - can Lee Westwood win at last?