10 Apr 2021 | UK
After some frenzied last-minute bidding on an incredible array of prizes, the Amir Khan Foundation’s ‘Lots for Life’ auction has raised almost £50,000 to support people in the UK who are struggling to get by during the pandemic.
The auction formed part of the foundation’s wider campaign with Fare Share UK to support hundreds of thousands of vulnerable individuals and families who are either homeless or living on extremely low incomes. After the final bids doubled in the final hour, £48,253 was raised in total, which will help boost the foundation’s long-term mission to end food poverty in Britain.
The auction ran online for a week and saw a jaw-dropping collection of one-off lots go under the virtual hammer. These included unique pieces of celebrity merchandise and bespoke experiences, including a night in the ultra-opulent Cinema Suite at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences. Also under the hammer were a pair of singer Craig David’s personalised and signed Christina Louboutin shoes, Tommy Fury’s signed boxing gloves and a two-hour training session with Amir himself at his Gloves gym in Bolton.
Some of Amir’s personal favourite lots included a five-star family holiday to Thailand, a ‘Chef’s Table’ dinner at Mosimann’s Club in London, an evening with boxing legend Frank Bruno and a deluxe Abu Dhabi Grand Prix experience.
The pandemic has made life especially difficult for so many in the UK, but the Amir Khan Foundation is determined to keep striving to ensure vulnerable families are provided with support to cope with the gruelling effects of the crisis.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our generous prize donors, bidders and everyone else who supported the Lots for Life auction.