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Post-Sandy auction offers dates with stars

Published on Nov 27, 2012 6:08 AM
 
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer speaks during a press conference a day ahead of the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in southeast London on Nov 4, 2012. Dates with celebrities such as tennis great Roger Federer, fashionista Victoria Beckham, or New York's billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg are up for auction to raise funds after superstorm Sandy. -- PHOTO:AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Now you can help ease the misery for victims of superstorm Sandy and live it up with tennis great Roger Federer, fashionista Victoria Beckham, or New York's billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg.

An auction running to Dec 5 on charitybuzz.com dangles opportunities to taste New York's glitzy side in exchange for helping out the tens of thousands of people whose homes and belongings were ruined in the huge storm a month ago.

Pay a minimum of US$5,250 (S$6,411), at the latest bid on Monday, and you could meet former Spice Girl Beckham at New York Fashion Week next February.

A round of golf with Big Apple mayor Bloomberg will cost you US$8,500 at current bidding, although the auction site estimates the real value for the honour of playing with him at US$50,000.

 
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