Today, Sunday 25th November, was the day for the Charity Auction at the Hamilton Tennis Club, Melton Mowbray and we are pleased to report that it was a great success raising a fantastic £750!
The viewing of the 102 items started at 10.00am, and after a speech from Carole the auction set off into full swing at 12.30pm. There was fierce competition with the bidding on some of the items, with the beautiful signed and limited edition of the framed print of the War Horse going for an amazing £125. Other items already had pre-bids placed which started them off at an exciting pace. A fun afternoon was had by all, with the free champagne raffle winning number being no. 8, and the name of the Big Pink Pig competition was correctly guessed! As always, all the funds raised will be spent on the welfare of the horses and ponies.
A huge thank you to volunteer John for organising the event and to volunteers Mandy, Wendy and Jenny for all their help on the day. Also to everyone who donated such wonderful items, and to everyone who supported the event today – you’re all stars!
On Saturday morning at 8.20am, Carole had an interview for Radio Leicester. During the interview Carole promoted the Charity Auction event, and the Sanctuary, and told some of the stories of how some of the horses and ponies came into care. Thank you to Radio Leicester for their support.
Also on Saturday, volunteer Wendy took the New and Nearly-new equine stall to the Showjumping Day l at Vale View Equestrian Centre which raised a fabulous sum of £194.00! A big thank you to Julie Hyslop and all of her customers for their continued support. Wendy will be at Rearsby Lodge Riding Club at Brooksby College, Melton on Sunday 2nd November, weather permitting.
This year there is a Pablo’s Christmas Tree at the St Mary’s Christmas tree festival which will be on view from Thursday for the follow 5 days. Thank you to volunteers Jenny and Isobelle for decorating the tree and to Jenny’s husband, Bob, for purchasing the tree.
Don’t forget the Pablo’s Christmas Tombola stall is being held at the Victorian Fair on Sunday 2nd December! There’s some great Christmas presents to win!
Have a good week