Thursday, 27 August 2015

DDB Sydney joins hands with Nepal for relief-effort initiative

DDB Sydney has launched Namaste Nepal, an art event that will assist the nation’s rebuilding efforts following the devastating earthquake earlier this year.

On 25 April 2015, at 11:56am local time, the tiny Himalayan country of  Nepal was stunned by a massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake with shocking consequences.

“Many Australians feel a deep and profound connection to Nepal and have been touched by a neighbour in need.” explains DDB Group Australia CEO, Andrew Little. In light of this DDB has launched Namaste for Nepal; an art auction in partnership with Save the Children which will raise funds to directly help in the rebuilding efforts of this small country known as the roof of the world.

The online auction, featuring 100 international artists including Australian icons Ken Done, Reg Mombassa and Anthony Lister, commences today at www.namastefornepal.com.au and is open for three weeks until 13 August.

“When DDB Sydney’s Senior Art Buyer, Leesa Murray, had the great idea of an online art auction run through Facebook that leverages the power of the Australian industry and the broader DDB network, we were overwhelmed by the support we received from our incredible artists and DDB staff.”

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