London, UK (PRWEB) December 14, 2007
Tickets to attend the Christmas specials for the hugely popular Channel 4 programme 'The Friday Night Project' are being auctioned to raise money for Masambiro, a charity helping to build schools in Malawi. The tickets will be auctioned exclusively through viagogo.co.uk, Europe's leading secondary ticketing company in partnership with Princess Productions, which produces the hit show starring Alan Carr and Justin Lee Collins. The live shows will take place on Tuesday 18 December, with special guests hosts Girls Aloud, and on Friday 21 December. This is a unique opportunity for fans to experience the show live and at the same time raise funds for a great cause.
The charity auction can be accessed at http://www.viagogo.co.uk/FNP-Tickets. Proceeds will help Masambiro continue to develop new school buildings and provide teacher training, books, stationary and sports equipment.
Eric Baker, CEO viagogo said: "We are delighted to be able to auction these unique tickets together with Princess Productions through our website for a charitable cause. The Friday Night Project is a hugely popular show and we hope the demand for tickets will raise plenty of money for a great cause."
viagogo already partners with Amnesty International, Leonard Cheshire and other charitable institutions.
For more information about viagogo please contact
Charlie Goodwin or Harry Porter at freud communications
Tel: 020 3003 6300; Email: firstname.surname @ freud.com
Notes for editors
viagogo is an online secondary ticket exchange that allows people to buy and sell live event tickets in a safe and secure environment. What that means is that viagogo facilitates and guarantees the exchange between someone who wants to sell and someone who wants to buy live event tickets. By managing payment and delivery we guarantee that buyers will receive their tickets and sellers will receive payment. For this service, viagogo takes a commission which is a percentage of each exchange.
viagogo was set up in August 2006 by the co-founder of StubHub.com, the leading online secondary ticketing company in the US that was acquired in March 2007 by eBay for $307m. Based on an already proven business model and adapted for the European market, viagogo is the first and leading business of its kind in Europe, bringing efficiency and transparency to what has traditionally been a murky marketplace. It is therefore the best place to buy and sell live event tickets in a secure and guaranteed way.
Since it launched, viagogo has developed a portfolio of partnership deals with world-leading UK and European sports teams, media companies and charities. It is the official secondary ticketing partner of football clubs Chelsea FC, Manchester United FC, Everton FC, Portsmouth FC, Heart of Midlothian FC and FC Bayern Munich, as well as Rugby Union clubs Leicester Tigers and London Wasps. Among other deals, viagogo has also signed partnerships with Blackburn Rovers FC, lastminute.com, Europe's leading independent online travel and leisure group, major global music company Warner Music International, concert promoter Live Nation and charities Amnesty International, Music for Relief and Leonard Cheshire. viagogo is the online destination of choice for people seeking tickets for major live events of all kinds across Europe.
In August 2007, viagogo launched operations in the U.S. with an exclusive partnership with the NFL's Cleveland Browns. For more information, visit http://www.viagogo.com.