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Online auction for Sport Relief

19 March 2012 - 11:01 by Sarah Collinson

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This year charity event, Sport Relief, will be looking to raise tens of millions of pounds for many worthy causes and online auction site eBay has once again been harnessed in order to allow celebrities to sell unique prizes and experiences to their fans.

The Twitrelief campaign was first created in 2011 to support Comic Relief, but its combination of celebrity intrigue and safe shopping online is remerging with even more fabulous offers in 2012.

In excess of 100 celebs, who regularly use social networking site Twitter, are signed up to participate in Twitrelief. They will be offering to sell everything from signed products and memorabilia to face-to-face meetings with their fans, which should help to raise large amounts of money because of the competitive eBay auction process.

All sorts of stars, including the boys from JLS and One Direction, Olly Murs, David Walliams and Stephen Fry, are doing their bit for the Twitrelief drive this year.

A new feature for 2012 is the Twitrelief Raffle, which will allow a wider selection of people to get a chance of winning a prize, even if they do not have a large amount of cash to stump up for the celebrity offer of their choice, through safe shopping online.

Another vital part of the prize is that each celeb will actually follow the winning bidder on Twitter for a fixed period, which means it is the perfect opportunity to get to know someone famous and even have them read your thoughts and feelings.

Actor and comedian, Nick Frost, is giving away more than many, allowing the person who pays the most money the chance to get a walk-on part in his next film project, which could be a good way to kick start a career in cinema.