Auction night raises £1,450 for bereavement charity
A CHARITY auction evening in Rainford has raised more than £1,400 for Child Bereavement UK.
GreenAcres Rainford arranged and hosted the evening at their park on Blindfoot Road.
The event was supported by Co-operative Funeralcare, Business for Breakfast and Saints RLFC to name but a few and raised total of £1,450 for the charity.
Child Bereavement UK, which has a centre on the High Street in Runcorn, supports families when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.
The charity also trains professionals such as teachers and nurses to help them better understand the needs of grieving families in their working life.
Regional fundraising and communications officer Jonathan Evans said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone at GreenAcres for arranging the night and raising a fantastic amount of money.
“Our charity relies solely on donations to continue the work we do and without the support of organisations like GreenAcres that wouldn’t be possible. The auction was a great success and there were some wonderful prizes. It was a great night all round.”
Amongst the auction prizes was a signed Liverpool FC football shirt, which was won by David Gaskell.
There was also a three-course meal and live music from Vicki Vixen and The Badgers.
Keely Thompson , GreenAcres Rainford marketing, community and events liaison, said: “It was a pleasure to organise and a great opportunity to support such a deserving charity, thank you to all who made the event possible.”
Natalie Lawler, regional manager for Co-operative Funeralcare, added: “The work that Child Bereavement UK do is invaluable to the families they help. The evening was a huge success, and we were delighted to be able to provide donations for such a worthwhile cause.”
For more information about the charity’s support, training, volunteering or fundraising visit www.childbereavementuk.org or call the Runcorn centre on 01928 577 164.