Auction to raise funds for health trust's charity

An auction house has partnered up with a health trust to boost its charitable funds as a way of saying thank you for the effort of staff over the past 12 months.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 7:00 am
A charity auction is being held to raise funds for the NHS.
A charity auction is being held to raise funds for the NHS.

Featonby’s auction house, in North Shields, contacted Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust when lead auctioneer Mark Lane decided he wanted to give something back to those who had tirelessly served communities throughout the pandemic.

The online auction is set to take place on Saturday, June 19, at noon.

Featonby’s has confirmed that 100 per cent of proceeds on the day will go to Northumbria Healthcare’s charity, Bright.

Now the team is appealing for donations of unwanted items or ‘experience’ vouchers from local businesses.

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Brenda Longstaff, Head of Bright Charity, said: “This is such an exciting event and we are thrilled to be a part of it.

"Not only will it lift the spirits of local communities and staff alike, but it will hopefully raise money for our Bright charity which can be used to improve the wellbeing of both staff and patients after such a challenging year.

"I will definitely be tuning in on the day – I hope you will all join us too!”

Mark Lane, Lead Auctioneer said: “This is the first charity auction that Featonby’s have hosted and we’re all really excited to be able to say thank you to the NHS in this unique way.

"We are confident there will be lots of great items to bid for donated by local businesses and the general public.

"We’re asking as many people as possible to get involved either by donating an item, bidding for a lot and spreading the word of this fun and exciting event.”

Bright funds those things that the NHS does not including supporting staff health and wellbeing; enhancing the patient experience through additional therapies, services and comforts; helping to improve the hospital environment; providing state of the art medical equipment; investing in staff training and research to improve treatments and care; and supporting projects in our community to improve health and wellbeing.