At last week’s Annual Luncheon we asked guests to dig deep for our chosen charities and they didn’t disappoint raising a total of £6,325!
We were delighted to be supporting the Trussell Trust who support a network of food bank centres across the UK and Prostate UK who’s top priority is funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men.
After inviting guests to donate in aid of the Trussell Trust through our Justgiving page and text to donate numbers we closed the event with a very exciting auction of a cricket bat signed by Ian Botham hosted by our excellent speaker, Geoff Miller. After being treated for prostate cancer earlier this year Geoff has gone on to raise thousand of pounds for Prostate UK auctioning signed bats at the various events he attends across the country.
The buzz in the room during the fast pace auction was electric and the amount kept rising until the final bid was made by Oakfield Foods Ltd. In a major twist, the bat was very generously donated back in order to raise even more money in aid of our two charities! The bat was then re-auctioned with Westbridge Food Group Ltd, the winners of the bat with another very generous final bid.
Thank you very much to everyone who donated or bid in the auction and helped us raise such a fantastic amount for two very deserving charities.