Friday, 8 November 2013

Auction Makes Hundreds Of Pounds For Cambridge Sight Charity

An auction at a sheltered housing scheme in Stapleford has raised over £400 for a Cambridge sight charity.

Around 35 staff, residents and local people gathered at the communal room at Cox’s End for the auction with all the money raised being donated to Cam Sight, who support people who are visually impaired.

The event was the second year running South Cambridgeshire District Council’s sheltered housing officers had arranged the event at the sheltered housing scheme which saw donated items such as china, books and bric-a-brac sold.

At the event last year the money raised also topped £400.

Dorothy Bird, a member of the Cam Sight Stapleford Group, has organised the event with support from other volunteers and Stephanie Mack and Nicky Linsdell, South Cambridgeshire District Council Sheltered Estate Officers.

Stephanie who was the auctioneer on the day, said: “We’re really pleased we have been able to raise this money for Cam Sight as they are a very worthwhile charity which many of our residents benefit from. It’s nice to get residents who live on the scheme together with our neighbours so they can chat, laugh, have fun, and raise some money at the same time. The whole event simply wouldn’t be possible without generous donations from residents and people nearby which we are grateful for.”

Gill Howell, Rural Support Manager at Cam Sight, said: “It’s a pleasure to work with the wonderful volunteers and group members at Stapleford Rural Support Group who work so hard to support each other and the work at Cam Sight”

The money raised at the event is still coming in so the total may increase.