The Grand Charity auction held by James Lewis in Westfield Derby last Novemeber has been confirmed to raise a total of £60,479. 2,200 lots were auctioned during the record breaking 26 hour long non-stop auction, with the proceeds being split between 10 Derby based charities, of which Annabel's Angels was one.
The lots on offer ranged from items with an estimated value of less than £10 to a brand new car, and the success of the event was due to huge support from the community, organisers and charities.
The money donated to Annabel's Angels will be of great support to the cause, and the auction has helped us to increase our profile, raising awareness of the isolation experienced by cancer patients and carers. Our cut of the funds is just over £6000, and as a cause we plan to operate two funds - the public fund to support Derby based patients and families, and the partnerships fund for local cancer support groups and joint initiatives to help support people affected by cancer in Derby.