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Thousands raised in Trust festive charity auction

A highly successful Christmas charity auction, run by long-standing club sponsors John Pye Auctions, has raised over £5,000 in aid of the Trent Bridge Community Trust.

Ranging from signed and match-worn memorabilia to hospitality packages and money-can’t-buy experiences, 37 items sold for a combined total of £5,044, enabling the continuation and elevation of the Trust’s various health, wellbeing and life-skills programmes across Nottinghamshire communities.

The collection included items from an array of cricketing entities, including various Stuart Broad-signed Nottinghamshire and Notts Outlaws match gear, a team-signed match jersey from Leicestershire Foxes’ Metro Bank One Day Cup win at Trent Bridge, as well as a Royal London-branded stump signed by England Men’s players.

Various experience packages were also on offer, from ODI match hospitality to priceless match experiences for juniors.

A Vitality Blast private hospitality package for 12 proved to be the most popular item, the winning bid amounting to £1,000.

“Thanks to the enormous generosity shown by those who took part in the auction, the money raised will help us continue making a difference for those in our community who are disadvantaged or in need of our support,”

said Mandy Wright, Head of Community and Development at Nottinghamshire CCC.

“The vital work done by our staff – such as providing stimulating activities for residents living with dementia, or helping young people improve their employability – can never be overstated, and the continuation of that work often relies on fundraising events such as this. With these funds being unrestricted, all of our programmes can benefit from the money raised in the auction.

“Our deepest thanks go to everyone who participated in the event, and to our partners at John Pye for facilitating the auction on our behalf.”

View the results from each auction on the full John Pye catalogue

Posted on 25 January 2024

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