Ludlow Friends take their festive fundraising online
Ludlow fundraising branch of the League of Friends to the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) is holding a silent online Christmas auction to raise vital funds for the charity.
Traditionally this time of year would see members of the Ludlow branch hosting their well-attended annual Christmas Fair but like many other festive events it was cancelled in light of the pandemic.
Instead the fundraising group have embraced the digital landscape and their online Christmas auction went live on November 10th. Those hoping to get involved will have until November 30th to place bids on the array of fabulous lots that are available.
There’s a fantastic selection of goodies up for grabs; from a day's cookery course for 6 people at Colliers Cookery School to a weekend break in London, along with plenty of festive treats that would make excellent Christmas presents.
Harriet Horne, Chairman of Ludlow branch, said: “As a fundraising group we wanted to make the best out of having a year off from our annual Christmas Fair – so we’re over the moon to be able to bring this online Christmas auction to our supporters.
“We of course couldn’t have done this without the generosity of our wonderful donors. We’re incredibly grateful for the support during such difficult times.
“We hope lots of people will continue to place bids until the closing date of the auction - every penny raised will make a huge difference to the hospital Friends.”
For those who would like to support the charity but don’t necessarily want to place any bids there is an option on the auction page to make a donation.
Victoria Sugden, League of Friends Charity Director, said: “Thank you so much to everybody involved in this innovative and exciting online auction. We really appreciate all the effort and thought that has gone into fundraising, particularly as the much loved Ludlow Christmas Fair cannot go ahead this year.
“We hope people will really enjoy bidding on these fantastic lots whilst raising really vital funds for the League of Friends at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital.”