Monday, 26 November 2012

Jersey Charity Auction - Appeal for Lots

Can you help with lots for auction for the Jersey Charity Auction?

The Jersey Charity Auction started on BBC Radio Jersey in 1984 and has been broadcast every December since then. It is part of the Jersey Christmas Appeal and more than 250 prizes are up for auction - all in aid of local charities. It is run collectively by Rotary, Rotary de la Manche, the Lions Club of Jersey and the Soroptimists. The money raised will buy fuel vouchers, food vouchers and toy vouchers for needy families in Jersey.

Last year the Jersey Charity Auction raised £43,188 for the annual Christmas appeal, the highest amount ever raised in the event. The total included £32,108 from the auction as well as donations from islanders and £6,020 from "pledge a wedge". Lots ranged from stilt-walking lessons to a tour of the police headquarters.

The annual Jersey Charity Auction this year will be on Sunday 9 December 2012. You can listen on the day to BBC Radio Jersey (88.8FM, 1026MW and online), live from 09:30 until 16:30 GMT on Sunday 09 December.

Murray Norton, who is Auction Organiser, has asked for help publicising the need for lots. He contacted me and I offered to put his message on my blog:

"I wonder if you could help me help local families this Christmas with another donation of a lot for the Radio Auction. It'll get promoted in the JEP running order (if I get the confirming emails by 3rd Dec) and of course on BBC Radio Jersey who are broadcasting the auction on Sunday 9th December. Time is of the essence so please email me back with the wording of the lot you wish to donate asap.

You can email or or Murray Norton on Facebook... the auction is Sun 9th Dec but I need the lots with wording from the donator via email by the 3 Dec!

Many thanks for your support.

Kind regards Murray Norton
Auction Organiser."

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