Two-time Eurovision participant Greta Salóme, who this year represented Iceland in Stockholm with her entry Hear them calling, has put her Eurovision outfit up for auction in the name of charity.
In a bid to raise as music money as possible for Speak UP!, an organisation set up to support victims of bullying and harassment, Greta Salóme has auctioned off her Eurovision outfit which she wore on stage at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
Speaking off her fundraising auction, Salóme revealed:
Since the release of the song I have received so many messages from people all over the world that have been touched by the song. I’ve also been approached by a lot of people that have a personal experience with negative voices it’s safe to say that the spreading of the message has surpassed all expectations. To hear people say that my music has helped them makes everything I do worthwhile and I want to continue to spread a positive message with my music. I believe that bullying and cyber bullying is a global issue and something that is growing to be a huge problem especially for the younger generation. Therefore I´m giving the dress that I wore on the stage at Eurovision to Speak UP. I hope the auction can help spread awareness about negativity and bullying and help Speak UP continue their fantastic work against bullying. I’m honoured to be able to help!
Tobias Wernius, Global Development Manager at Speak UP!, added:
We are very happy and proud to have Greta as one of our ambassadors. Our goal is to give students all over the world a voice with Speak UP. And with help from a role model like Greta and her message this will continue to reach more people all over the word.
Currently bidding at $255 with 30 minutes remaining, there’s still time to put a bid on the Icelandic Eurovision 2016 outfit, raising money for a worthy cause in the process. Check out the bidding process via the eBay page.