Charity auction raises 1,275 for We Love Lichfield fund

Tuesday, 07 August, 2018 - Modified on Thursday, 09 August, 2018 at 4:53 pm

Charity auction raises 1,275 for We Love Lichfield fund

A GLITTERING charity auction has raised £1,275 for the We Love Lichfield fund.

The event at Swinfen Hall Hotel on Tuesday, August 7, celebrated the first anniversary of J’AIME magazine and saw Richard Winterton take the rostrum with a relish.

Five superb lots were on offer. Star of the auction was a fantastic package for four tickets for the British GT race at Donington Park on September 23, courtesy of J'AIME's motors expert Martin Plowman, who will be racing on the day.

A bonus hospitality package was also included and the lot went on to raise £570 on the night.

Two tickets to a Sauce Supper Club pop-up restaurant event - a tasting menu hosted by a top chef, usually at a Lichfield venue - plus a signed menu and a meet-and-greet with the chef on the evening, courtesy of Sauce founders Beth and Jon Toovey made £380.

A motor racing simulator experience for two, courtesy of Symdeck, raised £130.

A pair of silver, diamond and ruby earrings courtesy of Allen Brown Jewellery, fetched £95 and a signed photograph taken by the late Lord Lichfield, courtesy of Simon Price, raised £100.

Mr Winterton, pictured above during the auction, said: “I went to the last We Love Lichfield ceremony giving out the latest round of grants and it was just amazing to see the smiles on people’s faces signifying what these grants mean to each and every charity.

“It is just wonderful and we support the fund wholeheartedly.

“I was delighted to see if we could raise a bit more with a special auction.”

Pictured above: J'AIME editor Amy Norbury and advertising head Jan Ashley cut the cake.

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