Audi helps to raise $1 Million for the Elton John AIDS Foundation with two Chrome R8s

Two chrome R8 Spyders bring home the big bucks.

Since 1993 Sir Elton John’s AIDS Foundation (EJAF) has been raising money to help support those afflicted with AIDS. One of the biggest fundraising events for the foundation is the annual White Tie and Tiara Ball. For the past eight years, Audi has supported the event by providing special auction lots.

The 2011 event saw Audi provide two chrome-finished Audi R8 Spyders. Initially, Audi donated one Chrome R8 to be auctioned off. After fetching £250,000 (+/- $400,000) and sparking great interest, Audi decided to donate another Chrome R8 Spyder to be auctioned off. The second Audi sold for a similar price, but was then donated back to the organization and auctioned off again. In total, £620,000 (+/- $1,000,000) was raised between the two cars for the Elton John Aids Foundation.

“We are absolutely delighted to have been instrumental in raising such a magnificent sum for Sir Elton’s charity,” commented Jeremy Hicks, Director of Audi UK.“We couldn’t, of course, have done so without the incredible generosity of Sir Elton’s guests, to whom we owe an enormous vote of thanks” he added.

The £620,000 raised will go directly towards helping men, women, and children in 15 countries with medicine, shelter, food, and education. For more information on the Elton John AIDS Foundation or to donate, visit

Elton John AIDS Foundation White Tie and Tiara Chrome R8 Gallery

[Source: Audi UK]

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