Online Auction House raises £30,825 thanks to your generous support

Online Auction House raises £30,825 thanks to your generous support

Our online Auction House hit £18,000 within 48 hours of opening and has since raised over £30,000 to support families with seriously ill children in hospital

As the gavel went down for the final time at 10pm on Sunday 1 November, every penny was counted and £30,825 was raised from our first ever online Auction House.

Launching on Sunday 18 October, our online Auction House had 50 items on offer, including a virtual dance masterclass with Anton Du Beke, a family escape to Northumberland and much more. These great prizes saw supporters bid against each other to give families with sick children in hospital a warm and comfortable place near their child’s bedside.

This year has been a challenging time for everyone across the world, yet throughout the pandemic children still fell ill, were born prematurely, still required emergency treatments and needed their family by their side.

We kept our doors open for these families, giving them somewhere to be together with their sick child. We have only been able to do this with the generous and overwhelming support from you.

The success of our online Auction House is an example of your brilliant support, from all those who donated items to those who bid on them. You are helping us close the gap in the 25% income loss we predict this year as a result of events being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Please continue to follow our social media channels for our latest updates where you can see how your bids have helped.

Thank you for your support.

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It costs The Sick Children’s Trust £40 to support a family for one night. £40 gives a family so much more than just a roof over their heads when their child is in hospital. £40 gives them someone to talk to, and a calm place to rest with their family.

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