ODD BALLS Charity Auction for WHO's Covid-19 Solidarity Response FundBy Wei Koh
“What do I mean by Odd Ball? Well this is an affectionate term for something that is different or unique.”
An online auction of unique watches and artworks to raise money for the World Health Organisation’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Mid-June – a one-week online auction hosted on a Givergy platform for Revolution.
We are inviting our partners to donate unique watches and artworks to be auctioned and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the World Health Organisation’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
In the 1st world countries we’re gradually succeeding in “flattening the curve” to reduce the rapid spread of Covid-19.
But we are just beginning to see the spread, infections, corresponding fatalities and crippling economic impact on continents
and nations that have less than adequate medical and economic infrastructures in Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe.
One of the things we have always loved best about the culture of watch collecting is that it is intrinsically connected to an international community. In every part of the world from the Americas, to the Middle East, from Europe to Asia and Africa the shared passion for horology transcends nationalities, languages, races and religions.
And now we would like to make a small but more direct effort to help people in need. As such Revolution magazine has decided to host a charity auction to benefit the World Health Organisation’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
We had wanted to keep these for our permanent collection. But now we feel compelled to give them away!
So far the response has been over whelming with brands truly getting on board and donating some truly astonishing and generous watches, experiences and art works.
Founded in 2009, Givergy is an award-winning fundraising technology company, which offers a range of fundraising solutions and expert consultative advice to help raise more at fundraising events and online.
With offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Hong Kong and Sydney, Givergy’s ambition and purpose is to help non-profits raise as much as possible for their incredible causes across the globe.
About the World Health Organization
The world is coming together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic bringing governments, organizations from across industries and sectors and individuals together to help respond to this global outbreak. The outpouring of global solidarity and support sparked by this shared challenge has been phenomenal. The World Health Organization (WHO) is leading and coordinating the global effort, supporting countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic.