We are delighted to announce that our charity Valentine’s Auction will run from 21st January to 1st February 2021, with all proceeds going to the Stephen Lawrence Trust.
The auction will feature pieces created and donated by BAJ students, as well as professional jewellers. We would also like to invite external jewellers to donate their own creations to be sold in support of this worthwhile cause.
Founded in 1998, the Stephen Lawrence Trust seeks to combat inequality at all levels of society and fights for equal access and opportunities for everyone. Working with young people aged 13 to 30 from disadvantaged backgrounds, the trust aims to equip and inspire them to succeed in the career of their choice.
The organisation strongly believes that the rich diversity of the people of the UK should be reflected in senior managers across all industries, as well as in top politicians. The Trust’s projects work to make this possible.
The Valentine’s Auction is the latest of our initiatives that seek to effect positive change and make a difference. In October of this year, we launched “Pins of Praise”, a range of four pins which were sold to raise money for NHS Charities Together. Pins were designed by three BAJ students and one external applicant.
The Valentine’s auction pieces will be sold through a silent auction, with bids being made by email. The minimum bid will be set at £10 to enhance accessibility to participation.
Donated jewellery creations can be made in any material, and there are no restrictions in terms of size or theme. However, applicants are encouraged to consider the Stephen Lawrence Trust’s social activism when designing their pieces.
For those interested in donating to our Valentine’s Auction, please email email@example.com.