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Vertu Ascent Ti Special Edition for ICM

The luxury mobile phones manufacturer Vertu has launched a special edition of its Ascent Ti in support of the Institute for Brain and Spinal Cord Disorders.

This special edition has been created to raise funds for the ICM charity with donations made from each Special Edition sale.

The luxury mobile phone is handcrafted in England and has a design inspired by supercars, which is supposedly a favorite of Jean Todt – ICM President.

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Gucci for Unicef – Snowman in Africa

Gucci has announced its 5th anniversary charity campaign which will benefit the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

This year’s collection is inspired by Snowman in Africa, the sequel to the best-selling children’s book Snowman in Paradise.

Between November 16th and December 31st the book will be sold only through Gucci and 100% of its revenue will be donated to UNICEF.
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Louis Vuitton for French Red Cross

The Louis Vuitton auction, held last night at Sotheby’s on New Bond Street, saw seven special orders sold for a total of £495,000 in aid of the Red Cross.

Louis Vuitton offered six masters of savoir-faire the opportunity to create a unique special order that embodies their expertise in their respective professions.
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Charlize Theron kiss worth $140,000

Charlize Theron kissed a girl, Thursday night October 22. The kiss was really expensive, totaling at $140,000.

Both the kiss and the cash were part of a charity event held in San Francisco supporting the OneXOne Foundation, an organization committed to helping children in developing regions, to bring soccer fields and clean water to the children of South Africa by 2010, in time for the World Cup.
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You, Your Shoes and 72: Jimmy Choo competition

Jimmy Choo and the Elton John AIDS Foundation have launched the Project PEP collection to support the Simelela Rape Centre in South Africa.

The vibrant capsule collection features a distinctive and collectible punk rock motif print representing Jimmy Choo’s passionate and individualist spirit.

You could help raise awareness for this worthy cause by entering a photo competition. It’s very simple!
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The million dollar hole in one

Restaurant manager Jason Hargett of the Ruby River Steakhouse in Provo, Utah had a life changing day on the golf course on Tuesday.

He was in attendance at the Mark Eaton Classic charity golf event benefiting the Utah Diabetes Center at Red Ledges in Heber City.

He made a last minute decision to participate and soon discovered they were holding a contest: Get a hole-in-one, win $1 million.
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Coca-Cola Italy collaborates with fashion designers

Italian fashion designers Donatella Versace, Alberta Ferretti, Anna Molinari for Blumarine, Veronica Etro, Silvia Venturini for Fendi, Consuelo Castiglioni for Marni, Angela Missoni and Rossella Jardini for Moschino, have teamed with Coca Cola for fund raising campaign in support of the victims of the earthquake in Abruzzo, Italy.

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Salvatore Ferragamo’s Pink Collection

Reuters reports that Salvatore Ferragamo has designed a limited collection to raise funds for breast cancer groups called the Pink Collection.

The collection will go on sale in October, which is celebrated as breast cancer awareness month.

10 per cent of Ferragamo’s sales in Asia (Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, India and Australia) will go to breast cancer foundations.
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Mary J Blige Teams-up with Gucci

Mary J Blige and Gucci have teamed up to create a limited edition watch that will benefit Blige’s charity Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now.

Last year Gucci teamed up with Rihanna for their tattoo heart collection to benefit UNICEF.

The limited edition timepiece is a variation of the much hyped ‘Twirl” watch.
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Dine With Warren Buffett for $1.68 Million

A bidder agreed to pay $1.68 million for a steak lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett in a charity auction completed on Friday night on eBay.

The winning bid in the 10th annual fund-raiser fell short of last year’s record $2.11 million, paid by Hong Kong-based investor Zhao Danyang.

As in recent years, the winner and up to seven friends may dine with the world’s second-richest person at the Smith & Wollensky steakhouse in New York.
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Louis Vuitton, a Fan of OrphanAid Africa

In honor of Cannes, Louis Vuitton has produced a limited edition fan designed in collaboration with Spanish actress Rossy de Palma.

A portion of the fans’ proceeds will benefit a non-governmental organization, OrphanAid Africa, whose ambassador is Rossy De Palma herself.

These designer fans were on one-day sale (Monday, May 18) at Louis Vuitton’s store in Cannes but you can also find these fans in selected stores in Spain until June 30.
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Prince Harry Coming To America

Prince Harry will be making his first-ever formal visit to the United States later this month to participate in the second annual Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic, taking place on Saturday, May 30th.

The Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic will coincide with the 400th anniversary of New York and opening day of the Governors Island season.

Event proceeds will benefit American Friends of Sentebale, a U.S.-based charity that supports at-risk children in Lesotho, Africa.
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Diamond-encrusted Nivea jar

Nivea Visage has launched a special diamond encrusted jar of their Expert Lift Cream. All proceedswill go to the from the sale of this special edition jar Breast cancer care charity, which helps support women in difficult times.

The jar is encrusted with 441 ethically sourced white diamonds set in stunning white gold and has been tailor-made to crown any jar of NIVEA Visage Expert Lift Day or Night Cream.

The blingtastic edition of Nivea’s classic moisturiser will be auctioned off at a charity dinner next month, and is expected to fetch £80,000 ($120,000).
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$30 Million Dress On Sale

A dress has gone on sale in Malaysia with a $30 million price tag, Reuters reports.

The dress is decorated with 750 diamonds, including a 70 carat pear-shaped stone at the centre of the bodice and a train encrusted with real diamonds.

The designer Faisol Abdullah told Reuters: “Stocks drop, gold is even falling but a diamond is forever. This is a dress with diamonds. Why go backwards, why can’t we go forward? We are going to the fantastic, but it’s real. You are getting value for money with these diamonds.
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Eco-Chic accessories by Humanity

Humanity is a modern and stylish apparel company, that uses fashion to promote humanitarian awareness worldwide.

It’s a tapestry of art and written text that unfolds the story of individuals, social justice and the environment.

This winter, Humanity launches a new line of accessories that will take their humanitarian mission to the next level.

More than merely fashion accessories, Humanity’s bracelets and belts inspire the wearer to make a meaningful statement to the world around them.

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Ultimate Arsenal Fans’ Car

UK’s Arsenal soccer team manager Arsene Wenger and players, Gael Clichy, Robin van Persie and  Manuel Almunia met the world famous cartoonist Gerald Scarfe to realized the so-called, “Ultimate Arsenal Fans’ Car” based on the Citroen C4 hatchback.

Citroen, Arsenal Football Club’s official car supplier, donated the C4 which will be raffled in aid of the Club’s Charity of the Season, Teenage Cancer Trust, with raffle tickets priced at just £2 with all funds going to Arsenal’s Charity of the Season.

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Deposit On Villa Leopolda To Be Donated To Charity

The rumor and gossip about billionaire widow Lily Safra’s notoriously high maintenance Villa Leopolda seems never to end.

Back in August we reported that Russian billionaire Mikail Prokhorov was the mysterious purchaser of the lavish home in Villefranche-sur-Mer which was on the market for a record price of 390 million euros.

Then came a report in early January of 2009 in The Londoner’s Diary that stated The Widow Safra’s trophy estate had, in fact, not been sold.

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The “Key Of Life”

The Key of Life is a 18 carat white gold charm weighing 18 grams containing 2 carats of VS G color diamonds.

Each $5,000 Key of Life that is purchased provides 18 patients with HIV/AIDS care for one year in Keep A Child Alive treatment center in Africa.

Only 100 keys were made, and the first was presented to KCA Co-Founder and Global Ambassador Alicia Keys.
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Gucci’s tattoo heart bag for UNICEF

For its fourth annual campaign to benefit UNICEF, Gucci has launched a special white version of its Tattoo Heart Collection.

All handbags in the range feature Gucci’s iconic heart and rose design, a colorful print which contrasts with the purses’ stark white backgrounds.

“I love the idea of a heart being tattooed onto the handbags,” explained Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini, who has been involved in Gucci’s annual charity line since 2005. “It’s a permanent mark that you can wear with pride that stays with you.

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