Aj’s Dream and Derian House Auction Night was held on Saturday 30th May at Lea Club, Blackpool Road, Ashton in Preston and raised over £1,500, although the total amount will not be known until all the sealed collecting buckets are counted by Derian House Children’s Hospice during the current week.
The fundraising event was made up of an auction and a raffle with items and prizes, donated by local businesses and people, consisting of …
AUCTION PRIZES : A year’s worth of family hair cuts (for up to 6 family members) from Hair Perfect, Cloud 9 straighteners & brolly set, Flame mini spa day (including lunch), GHD hairdryer set, Bugsy Malone Summer School Place (2 weeks – Monday 27th July to Friday 7th August), Ego infra-red straighteners, Manchester City Stadium Tour (for 2 adults and 2 children), Photo shoot with 100 images on disc, a 6×4 print and Slideshow from Nancy Lisa Barrett Photography, Elton John Fan Bag (includes t-shirts, cap, CDs and signed photos), Preston Personalised Keepsakes framed family tree, Preston Personalised Keepsakes family portrait (stick figures), Global Fashion Awards 2015 product bag, George Banks bracelet, S. Factor product set, Perfume gift set and bag from The Perfume Shop, No.7 and Elizabeth Arden products set, £50 PC Carpets voucher, A full House Clean from Gleem Teem cleaning, Vanity House voucher for cut & blow, spray tan & gel polish, Retractable dog lead.
RAFFLE PRIZES : Johney Rockets voucher (for family bucket & cheesy garlic), Malt Whiskey, Voucher for 2 at Preston City Trampoline Club, Limited edition miniature Toby Jug (with certificate), Crave Sandwich Bar vouchers, Large cuddly toy, perfume, Kitten picture set, Children’s craft set, Wedgwood dish, Cut glass vase, various smellies, various children’s toys.
The event took an unusual turn during the evening, as a lady named Judith Bryan who was in the lounge next door when she volunteered to have her hair shaved to help with the proceeds. One of the audience members of the charity event side ran home for a pair of clippers and then went to work on Judith’s hair. Judith’s amazing act of kindness was completely spontaneous and added much excitement and joy to the occasion as well as raising a fantastic extra amount of money of over £200.
The DJ, Glen Miller, gave his services entirely free for the full evening’s event, as did Nancy Lisa Barrett, the photographer. Nancy also offered a free photo shoot in the auction. All the photos of the night can be viewed here on Nancy’s website.
More about AJs Dream here.
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