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By Heart of England Mencap, Nov 21 2017 11:02AM

Castle Galleries donates star lot!



THE ORGANISERS of a charity auction are hoping to ‘score’ big thanks to a star lot which has been donated to the cause by a local gallery.


Castle Galleries in Stratford has generously given Heart of England Mencap a limited edition photograph of Pele – footballer of the century – to go under the gavel at its auction this weekend.

It’s a lot worth more than £500 having been signed by the man himself. It’s also accompanied by a special Pele book.


The auction takes place in Leamington on Saturday (November 25th) – all to raise money for Heart of England Mencap and the local people with learning disabilities which the charity supports.


Proceeds will be used to purchase sensory equipment for Heart of England Mencap’s Complex Needs Centres, including the Fordsfield Centre in Leamington, where the auction itself will take place.


Equipment will also be purchased for Brookbank in Stratford, where auction organiser George Anderton works.


George – a keen auction-goer – was approached by Castle Galleries with the amazing donation.

Gallery Manager Jason Lawson said: “We have known George for many years and we’re delighted to be supporting this auction for such a worthwhile cause.”


The auction has also received the support of Warwick Castle, the RSC and Stratford ArtsHouse, all donating tickets, as well as members of the public taking the chance to have a clear out for charity or donating promises – from help with the ironing to washing cars.


“We have had such amazing support and we can’t thank Castle Galleries - and everyone else who has been in touch to support us - enough,” Cath Errington, Fundraising Manager for Heart of England Mencap, said.


“Now we just need as many people as possible to come along on the day and get bidding for some really amazing lots!”


The auction is happening at the Fordsfield Centre in Bury Road, Leamington this Saturday (November 25th). Viewing starts at 11am on the day, with the first lots going under the gavel from 12pm.

Auction paddles cost just £1, with hot drinks and bacon or veggie baps also available.


Hoping to score big – Di Yeoman, Media and Marketing Officer for Heart of England Mencap with auction organiser George Anderton (back left) and Jason Lawson, Manager of Castle Galleries. They are pictured with the limited edition Pele photograph and book.

By Heart of England Mencap, Oct 17 2017 01:55PM

Lots needed for charity auction


DONATIONS are needed - to go under the gavel in a charity auction happening in Leamington next month.

It’s all to raise money for Heart of England Mencap and the local people with learning disabilities which the charity supports.


Proceeds from the auction will be used to purchase sensory equipment for Heart of England Mencap’s Complex Needs Centres, including the Fordsfield Centre in Leamington, where the auction itself will take place.


But first – good quality lots are needed to go under the gavel.


“This is a new fundraiser for us and we’re really hoping to raise enough money to buy new sensory equipment for our centres supporting people with complex needs in both Leamington and Stratford,” Cath Errington, Fundraising Manager for Heart of England Mencap said.


“But for our auction to be a success, we really need people to donate items to go under the gavel on the day. We’re after any small, good quality items – from handbags to furniture, toys to collectibles. Perhaps it’s the perfect chance to have a clear out and know that everything you donate will be making a real difference to local lives. We are open to auctioning ‘pledges’ as well – so if you’re not able to donate an item but could donate your time, we’d love to hear from you.”


Donations can be taken to the Fordsfield Centre, Bury Road, Leamington, or you can call Lorna on 07929 032524, or Liz on 07791 371421 for more information. Please note no electrical items can be taken.

The auction was the idea of George Anderton, a keen auction-goer who works at the Stratford complex needs centre, Brookbank.


It will take place on Saturday November 25th at the Fordsfield Centre in Leamington. Viewing starts at 11am on the day, with the first lots going under the gavel from 12pm.


Auction paddles cost just £1, with hot drinks and bacon or veggie baps also available.


Photo: Going going gone – George Anderton, Cath Errington and Lorna Haynes from Heart of England Mencap get auction ready.

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