Olympians launch big new charity auction

February 27 2015

TEAM GB Olympians are offering locals the opportunity to raise funds for charitable causes in Bishopston and Redland.

TEAM GB Olympians are offering locals the opportunity to raise funds for charitable causes in Bishopston and Redland.

During April, Legacy 300 - founded by Horfield resident David Cotton - will be hosting a national on-line auction where several hundred 'Experience Day' places are up for grabs.

Details of the auction will be announced in March, but some of the experiences available include rowing with the GB rowing squad and track cycling with a GB gold medallist.

Successful bidders will get to nominate their chosen cause.

Legacy 300 has so far raised over £180k for causes across the UK through 'Experience Day' auctions over the last two years.

The new auction - #yourcauseyourathletes - was launched at the Lee Valley Velodrome Park by track cyclist and Olympic gold medallist Dani King, who is also involved in the Legacy 300 project.

She said: "You can support your local charity, school, sports club or any good cause through [the campaign] and all the athletes involved are calling on sports lovers to use social media to encourage friends, colleagues and families to support both the athletes and good causes in this auction.”

Auction alerts will be posted on www.facebook.com/Legacy300 and also on Twitter: @BritishAthletes. Any local initiative looking to use the Olympians to spearhead their fundraising, email: david@partyforthepodium.com.

DaniKing