We have just taken part in the FSI’s small charity week auction on eBay. It was great fun being involved and having some brilliant items to shout about! Thank you so much to all those who contributed an item or helped to secure them!
We were thrilled that the Adele package (Finale tickets in the royal enclosure, her sales plaque for ’21’ and tour merchandise’) went for £620! When we saw the news that Adele had cancelled her last two concert dates we were very disappointed but, a few days later, our week brightened again due to the kind and generous buyer who said that we should keep all the money! It was the highest selling item in the whole auction (including other charities’ items) and therefore we will receive a match-funding gift from paypal giving taking the total for that package to £1,240
Other items that did really well were the night’s stay in the Lancaster London, the bespoke cartoon drawing of your dog by Henry Garrett and the school workshop by children’s author Ross Montgomery. For the whole auction, we raised £1,752.60 which is more than double the amount we made last year! This is a significant sum for Woman’s Trust and, together with other funding secured this year, we are able to continue to grow and develop and help more women who have experienced abuse to recover and have a positive future.