U.K. Pop Sale For Haiti Raises Almost $80,000 So Far

An online auction of pop memorabilia from some of Britain's biggest acts has raised around £50,000 ($79,600) so far for survivors of the Haiti earthquake, organizers Oxfam said.

Among the top lots sold so far is a jacket worn by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin during the "Viva la Vida" tour, which fetched £9,600 ($15,300), and three pairs of VIP tickets to the Glastonbury festival which raised around £7,000 ($11,100) each.

The Fender Stratocaster guitar played by Alex Turner in the Arctic Monkeys' "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor" video made £4,600 ($7,300).

The eBay auction total is set to rise significantly, with a Damien Hirst print already bid up to £12,100 ($19,300) and a Rolf Harris oil painting at £7,650 ($12,200). The sale is due to close at 9 a.m. on Feb. 2.

The auction is one of several initiatives by celebrities to raise funds for Haiti. The "Hope For Haiti Now" charity album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last week and it topped the U.K. compilations chart today (Feb. 1).