Following a stellar auction in 2022, which raised £4,500 for children in crisis, ESSW charitable trust will be holding their second auction in September with ‘lots’ on offer for sports, entertainment, and music fans.

The auction will take place in Stage Left at the Palace Theatre on 23 September from 730pm and everyone is welcome to attend, for those who cannot attend there is also the option to send bids by email or telephone.

Top lots include tickets to see Peter Kay at the Manchester Arena in a private box, a signed shirt by Jurgen Klopp, a signed vinyl from ‘Sting’; a London Olympics cap signed by Usain Bolt and a signed England athletics top from Sir Mo Farah.  Also the Brownlee Brothers have donated and signed a pair of trainers and one of their books, there are signed framed photos from Gary Barlow and Mick jagger, and a signed novel by acting great Tom Hanks.

Plus weekend breaks, a VIP visit to Plymouth Gin, a bottle of whisky signed by Rishi Sunak and so much more – all lots are listed on the Palace Theatre website. There is sure to be something to encourage you to bid, and to support a worthy cause at the same time.

‘we were delighted with the response to last years charity auction and the funds we raised to support children caught up in humanitarian crisis’ said Ian Coulton, Chair of Trustees for ESSW Charitable Trust. ‘this year our lots are even better, including tickets to see Peter Kay and items from Mo Farah and the Brownlee Brothers which are donations from Co-op Academy Delius, so we will be auctioning these items to help them raise money for their school and its fantastic work’

‘The team have been working hard to raise funds all year, with jumble sales, car boot sales and quizzes and sponsored events, such as Ride London; this charity auction is our next big event and we hope to see as many people as possible bidding for these fantastic lots’ Ian added.

Robert Cameron, Deputy Head of Co-op Academy Delius, said ‘we heard about last year’s charity auction, and contacted ESSW to see if our items could be auctioned for our school at this years event.  We were pleased when they were accepted and we hope they raise valuable funds for our school’

To get the night started, the fabulous Ady Bing will be running a fun game show, for everyone to enjoy … pontoon or bust, a game with lights, buzzers, spinning wheels, music, and sequins.

Entry is free, with the option to buy a draw ticket to win a meal voucher for 4 people at ‘The Stand Off’ pub in Exeter.

All profits raised by ESSW Charitable Trust will be directed towards good causes including the Save the Children famine crisis in Somalia and those which focus on humanitarian crises such as Water Aid and UNICEF.

Visit the Palace Theatre website to find out more

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