Glastonbury’s Haiti earthquake auction raises £120,000 for Oxfam

Emily Eavis thanks Lily Allen, Foals and Klaxons for helping out

Glastonbury festival organiser Emily Eavis has revealed that the recent auction she organised to raise money for the victims of the recent Haiti earthquake raised over £120,000 for Oxfam.

Lily Allen, Damon Albarn, Foals, Klaxons and Damien Hirst were among the musicians and artists who contributed lots to the auction, which was conducted through eBay.

“I’d like to thank everyone involved,” Eavis said. “Everyone’s been so generous, it’s fantastic to see how much people care. When we first had the idea of an auction for Haiti I never imagined we would raise so much. This should really help to rebuild some of what was lost.”

Shane MacGowan, Bobby Gillespie and Nick Cave recently announced details of the release of a Haiti benefit single – a version of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ ‘I Put A Spell On You’.