A CHARITY auction has yielded £2,000 in donations to a refuge helping scores of Uttoxeter women get back on their feet.
Halfrida House, whose East Staffordshire location is confidential, benefitted after charity Global Lifeline organised the event.
The donation comes weeks after the refuge’s founder, Averil Owen, was named the most valuable volunteer in the borough.
Global Lifeline chairman Richard Bullock has thanked all the businesses and individuals who donated lots and cash.
He said: “We had a great night. It started with a short presentation about the work of Halfrida House.
“We then auctioned 24 lots that had been donated by businesses around Staffordshire. All the lots were sold and we raised £2,000 for Halfrida house.
“Global lifeline would like to place on record our gratitude to everyone who supported the auction.
“That includes all those who donated prizes and money, posted notices, took leaflets, made cakes, helped on the night of the auction and bid for the lots deserves high praise.
“Thanks also goes to the Uttoxeter Advertiser for publicity to help the event.”
Among the most-bid-for prizes on offer at Uttoxeter Pentecostal Church were a stay at a Spanish villa for a week, a 32-inch flat-screen television and a voucher for free accountancy work.
Mr Bullock said: “It was a night of fun, with some times of hilarity and rivalry when family members were bidding against each other.”