The Walt Disney Company UK and eBay have joined forces for good, to raise money for Make-A-Wish UK this October in celebration of Ron – the much-loved protagonist in 20th Century Studios latest film; Ron’s Gone Wrong.
Ron’s Gone Wrong is the story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device, which is supposed to be his “Best Friend out of the Box.” Ron’s hilarious malfunctions launch the pair into an action-packed journey showing that good can come when tech is valued rather than discarded.
For every sale of second-hand tech this October, sellers can choose to donate to Make-A-Wish, and eBay for Charity will match donations £1 for £1 up to £15,000.
eBay for Charity is one of the world’s largest and most active fundraising platforms, partnering with charities to help them raise vital funds for the important work that they do. Every time you buy or sell on eBay you can support the causes that matter to you, including
Make-A-Wish grants life-changing wishes to those who’ve had their childhood cut short by the diagnosis of a critical condition.
In the UK alone, that’s 63,000 children and young people whose lives have been changed forever. From the moment symptoms begin, the joy of childhood is brought to an abrupt end, with treatment plans, hospital visits and sleepless nights taking over. The power of a wish revives a childhood stolen by critical illness. It brings light and joy to children and their loved ones, leaving a profound and lasting impact.
Selling your pre-loved tech to support Make-A-Wish
Many households have pre-loved tech tucked away in drawers when upgrades and swaps are made, so this October, eBay is encouraging consumers to check their drawers and sell their tech for some quick cash, all whilst raising money for charity.
eBay has seen second hand sales spike throughout the pandemic, as conscious tech buying leads consumers to sell their old devices for cash, and upgrading. One pre-loved tech item has sold every two seconds on eBay so far this year and a total of almost 8 million (2) second-hand tech items have been sold in 2021, so far.
“We’re proud to be teaming up with 20th Century Studios for the launch of “Ron’s Gone Wrong” to support Make-A-Wish UK. eBay is a great place to sell your pre-loved tech to make some extra cash but this month when you do, opt to donate anything from 10-100% of your sale to Make-A-Wish through our eBay for Charity platform. It is super easy, and eBay will match your donation £1 for £1 throughout October up to £15,000.”
– Emma Grant, Head of Pre-Loved, eBay