Have you wondered, what it would cost to shave
the legs of a Knight of the British Empire?
Well, if the Knight in
question is Sir Richard Branson, you can have the honour of
shaving him from GBP400,000 (four hundred thousand pounds)
before he gets on the
AirAsia Charity Flight from London to Kuala Lumpur.
Bidders must have a confirmed ticket for the
charity flight or to the Charity Evening and the actual bidding will take place
at the pre-departure event in Stansted.
The successful bidder will
be invited to shave Sir Richard once he’s unveiled as an AirAsia
flight attendant, in front of the world’s media and guests.
The bidding starts at GBP 400,000 (roughly US$ 651,000)
“As an AirAsia flight attendant, [Sir] Richard would
have to comply to our grooming standards, and that includes
shaving his legs. Rather than shave him myself, [Sir] Richard and I
thought we could have a bit of fun, engage with our guests and
raise more money for charity if we opened up the opportunity to
the highest bidder. It’s the first time we’ve both agreed on
anything so that in itself is worth the price of the opening bid,”
said Tony Fernandes.
Tickets onboard this special AirAsia charity
flight are available at GBP4,500 for a round trip, while flights
and accommodation packages start at GBP5,000 for a single
accommodation and GBP5,200 for twin sharing.
Guests on the charity flight can look forward to
being entertained by world-class acts such as UK’s very own DJ
Jarren C who will spin at the pre-departure event at Stansted and
DJ Dan Healy, who has entertained at after-parties for Alexander
McQueen, Matthew Williamson, Jay-Z, and Justin Timberlake.
Street magician, Sav the
Deceptionist, will also be on board to entertain guests throughout
the journey. Formula One Legend, Eddie Jordan, better known for
his driving prowess and making Formula One World Champions out of
Damon Hill, Nigel Mansell, Michael Schumacher, and Ayrton Senna
will have his band, ‘Eddie & The Robbers’ on board the charity
flight as well. A host of other performances including stand-up
comedy, live DJs complete the line-up of acts that have been
arranged for the charity flight.
Guests, who can’t be on the flight, but would
like to be part of the event can purchase tickets to the Charity
Cocktail Party on 2 May 2011. Tickets are priced at GBP350.
All proceeds collected from the sale of the
charity packages, limited edition merchandise and special
collector items, including personal items from Dato’ Sri Dr. Tony
Fernandes and Sir Richard Branson will be channeled towards Virgin
Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group.
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