Cash in the Attic for CAFOD at St Saviour’s Parish Auction!

CAFOD volunteer and West Wight Committee Member Peter Coke and Father Gerard Flynn at the auction

CAFOD volunteer and West Wight Committee Member Peter Coke and Father Gerard Flynn at the auction

Our super volunteers on the Isle of Wight have raised over £700 for our work by holding a special parish auction!

Over 50 people attended the event at the Holy Family Centre, St Saviour’s, Totland Bay, which was organised by parishioners and members of the West Wight CAFOD Committee.

Alistair Drain, a member of the West Wight CAFOD Committee, said:

“The Parish Auction idea arose from the parish committee who thought it would be a novel way to raise funds for CAFOD. We thought it was a pretty original way of raising cash from “things” left in the attic. Father Gerard was the auctioneer on the night and he did a great job!”

The most expensive lot was a pair of Lloyd Loom chairs which went for £100. A BBQ and a rocking chair were also popular items among the bidders, selling for a total of £95.

Parish Auction July 2014 Totland BayOther donations included a Victorian black wrought iron and fabric screen, a limited edition collection of “Fairest Flowers Prints” by Pierre Joseph Redoute and a selection of crystal wares.

We’d like to thank everyone who donated items and worked so hard to make this event such a success! Everyone loved it and it’s brilliant that nearly all the items sold on the night. The money raised (£763.20) will help other communities around the world lift themselves out of poverty and transform lives.

Parish Auction, Totland Bay, July 2014Are you holding an event in aid of CAFOD? We’d love to hear from you. Contact us at portsmouth@cafod.org.uk or on 01252 329 385.

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