This year, our fabulous supporter Charlotte Grobien will have spent a decade supporting young people’s charities through her company Give it Away.
To mark this milestone anniversary she has launched an online auction to raise even more money to help young people across the UK.
Give it Away benefits children and young people by donating the profits of property developments to good causes. She’s been fantastically successful at this and, through this work – in just 10 years – Charlotte has raised and given away more than £1.6 million to 19 different charities.
Her anniversary auction is putting fourteen fantastic ‘money can’t buy’ experiences up for grabs; including a tennis lesson from world number one doubles champion – and Whizz-Kidz patron – Jamie Murray.
A great believer in building personal relationships with the causes she supports, Charlotte has always taken the time to get to know about Whizz-Kidz’s work and our wonderful Ambassadors.
Launching the auction, Charlotte Grobien OBE said:
“I see first-hand the incredible work my six chosen charities do to make a difference to people’s lives. Small charities in particular have limited resources and their impact to help change lives is often under threat because of funding.
“I feel very fortunate to have been given opportunities in my career that now enable me to support young people with physical and mental conditions by distributing the profits from my new property developments to these causes.
“I regularly visit the charities I support and meet the young people and their families who benefit directly. It is incredibly inspiring and I am so glad that the hard work involved in building new houses actually results in changing other people’s lives for the better.
“I believe we all have philanthropic instincts and I hope that this auction will help inspire everyone to go online and bid for an auction lot that money can’t buy – their bid really will help change a life!”
The auction will run online at http://fundraising.bid/giveitaway/ from Monday 18th April, and closes on Tuesday 3rd May at 12 noon.