Testimonials

Donors from around the world have won life-changing experiences while giving back. Hear what they have to say about their unforgettable prizes.

Meeting Avril Lavigne in Japan

Meeting Avril Lavigne in Japan

Avril is the sweetest, most genuine person I have ever had the pleasure of getting to know. This experience was monumental and truly life changing. It’s not every day that you get to cross two HUGE items off of your bucket list! I cannot thank CharityStars, The Avril Lavigne Foundation and Avril herself enough for this one of a kind experience!

Danny
Meeting Donnie on the NKOTB Cruise X

Meeting Donnie on the NKOTB Cruise X

I’ve been a fan since I was 12 and going on the cruise was a wish for so long. Who knew that when I became a fan, one day I would be treated to an experience that I’ll never forget and didn’t want to end. Thank you Donnie for having such a big heart and loving your fans as much as you do.

Gina
A Day with Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool FC trainer

A Day with Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool FC trainer

It was absolutely amazing and a day that we will remember as a family for the rest of our lives! Jürgen is wonderful and exactly as he comes across in the media so it felt like we’d known him for years. It was a privilege to be coached in paddle tennis by him.

Dominic
An Evening with the UK singer Annie Lennox

An Evening with the UK singer Annie Lennox

What a fantastic trip we had! Thank you so much for arranging this once-in-a-lifetime event for us! Everything was perfect. The sound check, meeting Annie (!!!), the VIP party and the performance were all amazing. We are absolutely thrilled to have been a part of this fundraiser event.

Brett
Dinner with the PSG soccer player Marco Verratti

Dinner with the PSG soccer player Marco Verratti

CharityStars experiences are always unforgettable in the life of a fan, especially when you get to meet the Verratti couple. If I could, I'd relive those moments as often as possible.

Brice
Meeting with the motorbike legends Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez

Meeting with the motorbike legends Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez

We had the most amazing experience at the MotoGP paddock. Not only did we get to visit the box and meet MotoGP legends, but we got to have dinner with the Honda team and we also met Keanu Reeves! Every part of the two-day event was unforgettable.

Stefano and Sabrina
A Meeting with the advertising businessman Charles Saatchi

A Meeting with the advertising businessman Charles Saatchi

I would like to thank CharityStars for making this incredible experience possible. On meeting Charles Saatchi, I found him to be an extremely interesting person, accommodating and compelling, and what made the whole experience even better was that the donation benefited Great Ormond Street Hospital and a Russian orphanage close to my heart.

Vasily
Lunch with the Disney actor Cameron Boyce

Lunch with the Disney actor Cameron Boyce

I had an absolutely incredible time in California. Everything was better than I could have imagined and of course meeting Cameron was absolutely amazing and the highlight of my trip. I'm so grateful to have been able to participate in the campaign and for everything that CharityStars has done to put together this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Angela
Taking home Valentino Rossi's Yamaha motorbike

Taking home Valentino Rossi's Yamaha motorbike

It was an unforgettable experience! Not only did I win a fantastic Yamaha, but it was given to me by my all-time idol, Valentino Rossi, in person!

Marco
Iron Maiden Live with Rod Smallwood

Iron Maiden Live with Rod Smallwood

We had a blast watching a spectacular show from the mixing desk alongside Rod and felt so fortunate to have had this opportunity. For us, this was the best way to make our own dream come true while helping others, too!

Otilia
Meeting Jessie J at "The Voice"

Meeting Jessie J at "The Voice"

When I realized I won the auction, I just couldn’t believe that I was going to meet Jessie J! The finale of “The Voice” was amazing, and the meet and greet with Jessie was just unbelievable! She was super nice and friendly.

Cameron
Taking Home Totti's Jersey

Taking Home Totti's Jersey

My name is Wang, from China. I’ve been Totti’s fan since I was a kid. His loyalty and dedication continue to influence my life. I’m so happy to have made this contribution to the Red Cross.

Wang
Dinner with Javier Pastore, PSG football player

Dinner with Javier Pastore, PSG football player

Everything was exceptionally organized—from the closure of the auction to the dinner at a wonderful Parisian restaurant. It was a priceless experience to me, especially since it was for a good cause. Unforgettable.

Maxime
Backstage Access at Paris Fashion Week with Vivienne Westwood

Backstage Access at Paris Fashion Week with Vivienne Westwood

It was a spectacular show with several wow moments and CharityStars followed up the whole way to ensure everything went smoothly along with the team from Vivienne Westwood. It made the experience even better that the donation went to a great charity, Cool Earth.

Melissa and Lionel Lemarchand
A Private Belstaff Shopping Trip with Liv Tyler

A Private Belstaff Shopping Trip with Liv Tyler

My wife and I are really thankful to CharityStars and the Belstaff team for the great opportunity we had. The meeting with Liv Tyler at the Belstaff show really added incredible and unexpected value to the experience.

Marco
Lunch in London with Candy Crush Founder Riccardo Zacconi

Lunch in London with Candy Crush Founder Riccardo Zacconi

We already knew Riccardo’s history, but it was totally different to hear him tell his story, rich in details and particulars never told before. He represents an example for us, moreover, he is a very friendly person and we were free to talk about our company and ask for information about the growing of the global mobile market and for advice about our business.

Luca and Francesco
VIP Tickets to “An Evening with Charlie Sheen”

VIP Tickets to “An Evening with Charlie Sheen”

As soon as we arrived we were treated as guests of Charlie Sheen. After the show we were taken straight to the VIP Lounge where Charlie Sheen was! He congratulated us and then we asked him a number of questions. He was so charming, funny and welcoming.

Anna and Stelios
Business Lunch in Milan with CEO and Founder of Eataly NY Oscar Farinetti

Business Lunch in Milan with CEO and Founder of Eataly NY Oscar Farinetti

The whole experience was truly enlightening. I had the chance to tell Oscar what I did and what I hoped to do, setting out the details of a future project. It was great to know his opinion about it and his advice was very beneficial.

Matteo
A VIP Evening at the Performance of the Year Awards with Liverpool FC

A VIP Evening at the Performance of the Year Awards with Liverpool FC

It all felt like a dream and when the ceremony started, Itay and I went back stage. He was getting prepared to present the award for 'Performance of the Year' and I was waiting backstage with the rest of the first team players, watching Itay's special moment. All in all it was an experience we will never forget and we want to thank CharityStars and the LFC foundation for making our dream come true!

Aviv
A Trip to Trigoria to Meet Francesco Totti

A Trip to Trigoria to Meet Francesco Totti

Francesco was friendly and helpful and all the staff worked hard to put us at ease. We were well-looked-after, and it was a great experience!

Dario and Paolo
A Day with Bob Sinclar

A Day with Bob Sinclar

It was a wonderful experience. It was amazing to see him play live... But the best was snatching his phone from his hand and taking several selfies... I nearly died with excitement!

Dario
A Day with Max Biaggi

A Day with Max Biaggi

Meeting Max, talking with him about motor-racing and receiving his worn racing suit - a dream come true!

Pasquale
A Day on the Slopes with Giorgio Rocca

A Day on the Slopes with Giorgio Rocca

An incredible, unique, unforgettable experience. I met a living sport legend, and I also skied with him. Thank you, CharityStars!

Claudia
A Drive with David Coulthard

A Drive with David Coulthard

When you grow up with a guy and watch his career grow, to find yourself sitting alongside him in a SLS AMG - well it was just unbelievable.

Andrew