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Online auction raises thousands for local NHS charity

Tuesday, 20 July, 2021
Online auction raises thousands for local NHS charity

Featonby’s auction house in North Shields has raised £3,000 for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Bright charity.

Mark Lane, lead auctioneer at Featonby’s approached Northumbria Healthcare to set up the auction as a way of giving something back to the people who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to provide care and support for their communities.

The online auction took place on Saturday 19 June at 12 noon with 100% of the proceeds kindly being donated to Bright. These funds will go towards better facilities for patients and their families and also support for our staff, allowing them to provide the best care.

Brenda Longstaff, head of Northumbria Healthcare’s Bright charity said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have raised so much money to help improve the wellbeing of our staff and patients. I want to say a huge thank you to Mark and the team at Featonby’s as well as all of those who donated unwanted items. And of course, a huge thank you goes to everyone who took part on the day, as this would not be possible without your support.”

Lots of different items were auctioned off on the day including new electrical items and ‘experience’ vouchers from local businesses.

Mark Lane, Lead Auctioneer said: “It has been a real pleasure working with Northumbria Healthcare and we are so pleased to be able to give something back to the NHS who have shown real resilience and determination over the last year.

“Thank you to everyone involved and here’s to more in the future!”

Kimberley Waugh, media assistant


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