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Celebrities help WWF go ‘under the hammer’ for tigers

6 June 2012

Update: this auction closed on 10 August 2012

WWF supporters, Kelly Hoppen, Graeme Le Saux and Jo Wood will today help launch a special online auction, raising funds for tiger conservation.

Items ranging from tiger print Jimmy Choo shoes to an eco-gold tiger paw bracelet, exclusively co-designed by Sabine Roemer and Jo Wood, will be available to bid for. The auction began at 10am Friday 1 June and will end at 12pm Friday 10 August 2012. To make your bid you can go to: www.wwf.org.uk/auction4tigers

The auction follows on from WWF’s Year of the Tiger campaign which began in 2010 - the Chinese year of the tiger – and aims to double wild tiger numbers by the next year of the tiger, in 2022.

Auctions items:
• Jimmy Choo Bag
• Jimmy Choo Shoes
• Tiger print signed by Ronnie Wood
• Tiger t-shirt and swimming costume designed by Melissa Odabash
• 18ct tiger necklace by Fifi Bijoux
• Signed Andy Murray t-shirt from Australian Open 2012
• 100cm tiger plush toy donated by Keel Toys
• Kelly Hoppen Design School place – Sept 2012
• Handcrafted bracelet by Sabine Roemer co-designed with Jo wood
• Panda print signed by Sir Peter Scott, WWF’s Founding Chairman
• 12 month WWF tiger adoption pack and Panda Made Me Do It t-shirt
• Tiger print by wildlife photographer Roger Hooper

Heather Sohl, senior species policy officer at WWF-UK said:

“There are now thought to be as few as 3,200 tigers left in the wild, and their numbers have fallen by about 95 per cent over the last century. Wild tigers desperately need our support if they are to survive. By taking part in WWF’s online auction you can make a bid and help raise crucial funds to protect them from threats such as poaching and habitat loss. Plus, it’s not every day that you can get yourself a pair of tiger print Jimmy Choo’s and do your bit to help save a species! We really appreciate the support we have received from Kelly, Graeme and Jo, and initiatives like this will go a long way to help WWF’s work to double wild tiger numbers by 2022.”

For more information, or to make a bid, please visit: www.wwf.org.uk/auction4tigers

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For further information and images of the auction lots, please contact:
Kellie Rollings, tel: 01483 412340, email: krollings@wwf.org.uk

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