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Glastonbury tickets to be auctioned in aid of refugees

Published 06/10/2015

The Glastonbury Festival team said they wanted to do something to help refugees
The Glastonbury Festival team said they wanted to do something to help refugees

Glastonbury festival organisers have donated tickets to next year's event for auction to raise money for refugees.

There are 10 lots in the auction, which include five pairs of Glastonbury 2016 tickets and several bespoke on-site experiences - the proceeds of which will go straight to Oxfam's Refugee Crisis Emergency Appeal

Lovers of the Somerset countryside will have the opportunity to see Worthy Farm free of festival-goers by bidding for a Land Rover tour with founder Michael Eavis and the use of a Glastonbury festival meeting room.

Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis said: "The plight of refugees who have left their homes due to fear and aggression has moved everyone in the Glastonbury Festival team and we want to do something to help.

"We hope this auction will raise many thousands of pounds so that Oxfam, which has been a trusted partner of Glastonbury for many years, can deliver the support these people so desperately need."

After this year's festival, more than 500 pairs of discarded wellington boots, 2,000 unused ponchos and some first aid kits were donated to migrants in Calais.

The online auction, on the Oxfam Shop on eBay, will run until Tuesday October 13.

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