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Below you'll find information from charities and organisations who have previously partnered with on a fundraising campaign. We hope that by highlighting their experience and success you'll be able to see how your organisation might be able to get involved in this exciting programme. See more information on getting your initiative featured.

  DEBRA Ireland

As part of its site launch, promoted a variety of unique items and experiences donated by Irish celebrities and businesses to benefit DEBRA Ireland. Among the items sold on eBay were:

  • A walk-on part for Irish-language TV soap Ros na Rún
  • Ray Shah's Dublin flag from the Big Brother 4 house
  • Wexford hurler Malachy Travers' signed GAA jersey
  • Various clothing and accessories donated by Irish models, such as a bikini top from Glenda Gilson
  • A hotel, golf and dinner package at Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone

These items were promoted on throughout June and July 2005, both on the homepage and on the DEBRA Ireland About Me page. Due to their unique nature and the charitable cause, they also generated media coverage in Irish newspapers and broadcast media. This resulted in an effective fundraising initiative while also raising awareness of DEBRA Ireland.

"DEBRA Ireland was delighted to be chosen by as their designated charity for their Ireland launch. We were thrilled by the whole experience from beginning to end. It certainly helped our profile enormously in building public awareness of EB and of the work of the charity. We were equally pleased with the opportunity to raise funds through the promotion of auctions on the site.

DEBRA Ireland is grateful to for giving us this much needed opportunity. May I also express our gratitude for the help and support shown by all the team.

Thank you to each and every one of you, for helping to make a difference to the lives of children and adults with EB."

- Edel Lambe, DEBRA Ireland

DEBRA Ireland is a charity that supports sufferers of EB and their families. EB is a rare genetic skin disorder that causes skin to tear and blister at the slightest touch.

  The Leprosy Mission Ireland

Gerry Ryan's Ultimate Online Auction took place in December 2005 to raise funds for The Leprosy Mission Ireland, a charity working towards a world without Leprosy.

The auction was hosted by and held in partnership with The Irish Times, and the Gerry Ryan Show, all of whom promoted the fund-raiser. The auction gave bidders the chance to own the 'Ultimate Packages', all to the value of approximately €10,000. The 'Ultimate Packages' included:
  • A Kota Barbecue Garden House by Obarco
  • A wedding at Darver Castle
  • Membership to the O2 Point Club at the Point Depot
  • Jewellery from Newbridge Silverware
  • A kitchen appliance package from Miele
  • A home décor package from Dunnes Home
  • A family holiday to Rhodes, Greece from Stein Travel
  • A home entertainment package from Peats, World of Electronics
Together with the Ultimate Packages, there was a host of other great products up for grabs. The auction raised over €50,000 for The Leprosy Mission. This money from the Ultimate Auction made possible the building of the Vada Thorafular Community Outpatient Hospital in India.

"I am extremely grateful to and all the contributors for their generosity and hard work in making the Ultimate Auction such a success. The innovative fund-raising idea and the publicity it received through the partners really raised the awareness of The Leprosy Mission, and the money raised is already making a difference to those suffering with leprosy."

"Our sincere thanks must also go to the donor companies, who were so generous in their contributions. It is really great that companies, like and the other partners, can come together so efficiently for the benefit of charity."

- Ken Gibson, Leprosy Mission Ireland