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Online auction for the NSPCC and St Mary’s Hospice to go live

This month, NSPCC Furness Fundraisers and NSPCC Kirkby Lonsdale together with St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston and are launching an online auction – with the public able to bid for some incredible lots: from private flights and castle tours, to spending a day as a zookeeper.

With around 70 lots, the auction is aimed at all ages and budgets, with organisers saying they have been overwhelmed by the generosity of those donating items.

Among the varied lots are stays in a holiday cottage and a shepherd’s hut, a framed Pele football shirt, a state-of-the-art outdoor pizza oven, Christmas gift ideas, festive drinks, dining experiences and even a private tour of Hoad Monument in Ulverston.

Loretta Blackburn, chairman of NSPCC Furness Fundraisers, said: “During the pandemic everyone has suffered in one way or another – but in our area, childhood abuse victims and patients with cancer or at the end of life have had a horrendous time.

“Fundraising came to an abrupt end in March just when it was most needed – and now we are heading into a second national lockdown, which means charities such as the NSPCC and St Mary’s, which do such important work, need all the support they can get. This is why we are so incredibly grateful for the amazing generosity of everyone who has donated to this unique fundraiser.”

The online auction will start on November 14 at 10am and will run to November 29.

Please check out the link