Village Auction Success
An auction held at Helmdon to raise cash for the south Asian
tsunami appeal raised a whopping £2,645.
The event, held at the Reading Room on Friday, March 18, included
a total of 60 lots. Chief organiser Susan Lidgley said:
"I appreciate everyone's wonderful generosity whether
they gave an item to auction or placed a bid.
"It was really strange, some items went for a song whilst
others went for well above what they would normally cost,
"I had a good team of helpers who I have to thank. Everyone
pulled together to make the event a success and hopefully
they had a good time into the bargain."
The money raised will go towards the Hope Outreach Ministries
South Asia which lost its orphanage in Sri Lanka when the
The organisation is planning to rebuild and has plans for
a second orphanage as another 400 children were left homeless
by the disaster.
A spokesperson for HOMSA said:
"The response to this appeal has been magnificent.
"We have reached the six figure mark. The great heart
of compassion of the British public has been moving.
"We dispatched £16,600 immediately for relief supplies
- water, food, clothes and medicines - to four different mission
partners and co-workers on the ground in Sri Lanka.
"They have all managed to ensure adequate food and clothes
for those affected in their area."
The Brackley Post - 25th March 2005