Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Auction of Promises

This evening a modest but determined crowd gathered in the Social Centre for our Auction of Promises. A wide range of pledges had been made: offers to cook meals and do washing, provide tuition in languages, drama, maths, juggling and making mulled wine, those who had offered to make cakes, items of clothing or gifts - the list goes on.

This being Shrove Tuesday, pancakes were provided before the bidding began - the old custom of using up dairy products before Lent still survives!

Some people even made bids over the phone! An intitial count-up suggests that close to £1000 was raised - an amazing total and a real testament to the generosity of those who bid and those who offered their time and talents. Well done!