Bidding is now live for our celebrity eBay auction prizes for Small Charity Week!


We have been donated a selection of unique prizes from celebrities including Gregg Wallace, Jamie Oliver and the cast of the BBC’s Merlin for the Small Charity Week eBay auction, running from 20-30 June 2013. Our UK supporters can bid on these prizes as soon as they go live on 20 June, we’ll place links to the listings on eBay below.

To whet your appetite, here’s more about the prizes:

Dinner for two with Gregg Wallace at his Wallace & Co eaterie, London

Gregg Wallace

We are delighted to be able to offer the winning bidder a unique dinner for two hosted by Gregg Wallace, at his Wallace & Co eaterie in Putney, London. South Londoner Gregg is passionate about his food and a lively dinner companion, who better to guide you around the menu at Wallace & Co? Wallace & Co bring you the best local, seasonal fruit and vegetables on a plate.

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We thank Gregg Wallace and Plank PR for donating this unique prize.

Merlin script signed by key cast and producers plus season 5 Blu Ray boxed set


This A5 size bound script is from Episode 13 from the final episode of Season 4 (The Sword in The Stone Part Two) of the BBC’s production of Merlin (produced by Shine and FremantleMedia). The script is signed by Colin Morgan (Merlin), Angel Coulby (Gwen), Bradley James (Arthur) and Katie McGrath (Morgana), as well as creators Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy. The five disc Blu Ray of Season 5 of Merlin (region code B, suitable for UK machines) is not to be missed!
Thanks to FremantleMedia International as well as the production crew for donating this prize.

Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals book signed by Jamie Oliver


We are excited to be able to offer 2 hardback copies of Jamie Oliver’s 288 page book, Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals, signed by the world-famous chef himself!

Taking inspiration from around the world, Jamie produces quick, tasty, nutritious food that you can eat everyday of the week. Following the record-breaking success of 30-Minute Meals, Britain’s most-popular cookbook of all time, Jamie brings us the even-better 15-Minute Meals.

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Signed 15-Minute Meals book first copy

Signed 15-Minute Meals book second copy

We thank Jamie Oliver and Fresh One Productions for donating these prizes.

1 year subscription to Hello! magazine (UK only)


HELLO! magazine subscription will deliver all the best celebrity news and interviews direct to your door each week for a whole year (UK addresses only). HELLO! is the original glossy weekly. It features stories on royalty, supermodels, Hollywood stars and all the A-List, and covers exclusive stories on international stars.

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We thank Rosie Nixon and Hello! magazine for donating this prize.

Where the money goes

All proceeds from these auction lots go to Ganet’s Adventure School (, a small primary school and pre-school with big ideas, teaching around 200 children in rural Malawi. It receives no government funding, and relies on support from around the world to keep it running. The school was founded by its director Gertrude Banda in 2004, and in 2011 won a Pan African Award for Entrepreneurship in Education. It has its own large permaculture garden which it uses to grow organic fruit and veg to supplement the diet of its pupils. Ganet’s Adventure School Fund (UK reg. charity no. 1141352) was set up by volunteers to support the school.

About Small Charity Week

Small Charity Week celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector who make an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the UK and the rest of the world.

Small Charity Week is brought to you by the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), who with the support of partner organisations ensure the work of small charities is recognised and celebrated.

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