Financial Times Launch 2012 Global Fund for Children Auction

Some of the world’s most celebrated photographers are up for grabs in an auction sponsored by the Financial Times. The event is hosted by Sotheby’s auctioneer at the Swan at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London on November 15. The public can bid online NOW at Photography print exhibition on November 13/14 at the Financial Times Sotheby’s hosted private auction on November 15 at The Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London Among the images for sale are works donated by The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s, Stuart Franklin,Tom Stoddart, James Nachtwey, Charlie Bibby, Tom Hunter, David Burnett, Tom Jenkins, Jane Bown and many more.

The sale Includes signed and limited edition of ‘Ali versus the Beatles 1964’ by Chris Smith’ and signed print ‘Tiananmen Square Tank Man’ by Stuart Franklin/Magnum. The lots will be on display to the public at the Financial Times Headquarters, 1 Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL from November 13-14 from 09.30 till 16.30. The public are invited to bid online from November 1 at

All the money raised will be donated to the Global Fund for Children, a charity which works to transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, said: “The FT is delighted to be working with The Global Fund for Children. In the current economic climate, it is particularly important to support international grassroots organisations like those GFC works with. We look forward to visiting the countries in which they operate and meeting some of the people they have supported; bringing their work and cause to life for the FT readers through extensive editorial coverage. The strength of our seasonal appeals is testament to the generosity of our readers and the great causes of the charity organisations we have worked with.”

Kristin Lindsey, CEO of The Global Fund for Children, said: “The Global Fund for Children is honoured and excited to be selected by the Financial Times staff for this year’s Seasonal Appeal. This opportunity enables GFC to bring life-changing programmes and support to millions of children in more than 60 countries. With the help of the Financial Times, its readers, and our corporate sponsors, children born into the most challenging circumstances can be safe from conflict and trafficking. They will have access to education and support to reach their potential. We look forward to shedding light on their incredible stories of triumph and the grassroots organisations that are our partners around the globe.”

The Global Fund for Children finds and invests in innovative grassroots organisations that operate under the radar, serving the world’s most vulnerable children: street children, trafficked children, refugees, AIDS orphans – in more than 60 countries worldwide. They support these organisations with financial resources, management training, capacity building and technical assistance to help them achieve their vision, become sustainable, and reach even more children in need.

Photo: © Chris Smith

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