Calling all Drag Race fans! Your dreams have come true as youth homelessness charity Centrepoint are auctioning off some fabulous prizes – a meet & greet with the Season 9 winner Sasha Velour, premium tickets to her one woman show ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ and a signed merchandise bundle worth over £500,000.

The Drag Race royalty’s two hour one-woman show has toured the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and has been awarded with rave reviews from critics and fans. A blend of drag, visual art and magic, Sasha puts on a bold performance sawing herself in half and vanishing in a puff of smoke. Underneath these illusions lies deeper discussions of gender, fame, family and dreaming big. You’ll be in awe and ecstatic to visit her after the show.

Bidders can also get their hands on an afternoon tea with Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas, a dress worn by the judge on Strictly Come Dancing, two VIP tickets to The Vamps 2021 tour, spa days and luxury staycations.

You could be taking tea with Strictly’s Shirley.

The STAY:UP Auction will raise money for the homeless young people Centrepoint supports. The auction closes this Sunday 18th October at midnight. The exclusive Meet & Greet with Sasha and VIP tickets to ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ will take place at London Eventim Apollo on 30th January 2021, but will be transferred to a later date in the case of postponement.

To place their bids participants must visit app.galabid.com/stayup/items

The STAY:UP Auction was opened during Centrepoint’s virtual fundraising event, STAY:UP. The event, which replaced the charity’s long-running Sleep Out fundraiser, asked participants to go just one night without sleep. STAY:UP was hosted by Lisa Maxwell on Centrepoint’s Instragram and featured a live performance and Q&A by boyband The Vamps. The charity raised over £200,000 for vulnerable young people and hopes this unique auction will help them raise even more.

The new event challenged participants to stay up all night – between 8 pm and 8 am – on the night of Thursday 8 October. Over 1,100 participants spent the night doing a range of creative, exciting and bizarre things including Swedish spoon carving, cycling, spinning and baking.

Centrepoint estimates that more than 110,000 young people in the UK were homeless, or at risk of homelessness, in 2018/19. Now, in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, Centrepoint has already seen the number of people calling their Helpline who are sleeping rough double. 

The money raised by the auction and STAY:UP will go towards the local services supporting homeless young people, with safe and stable accommodation, the skills needed to live independently, support with their physical and mental health and access to training and education. 

Visit the auction webpage to bid (https://app.galabid.com/stayup/items) and Centrepoint’s Instagram (@CentrepointUK) to catch the all the highlights from STAY:UP.

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