Auction puts charity in the pink

Electrical Wizard Weatherspoon CLIC Sargent charity event''Barmaid Vicki Brooks joins in the fun.
Electrical Wizard Weatherspoon CLIC Sargent charity event''Barmaid Vicki Brooks joins in the fun.
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A FAMILY fun day at a Morpeth pub has raised £1,000 for a children’s cancer charity.

There was lots of fun at The Electrical Wizard in New Market last month as it hosted a charity auction, including signed football boots from Alan Shearer and signed boxing gloves from Mike Tyson and Nigel Benn.

Customers could also enjoy free curry sampling, a champagne reception, children’s games, face painting and a raffle at the J D Wetherspoon pub, with all money raised from the activities going to Clic Sargent.

And the event was such a success that similar charity days have since been organised at the chain’s pubs in Ashington and Bedlington.

Morpeth event organiser Ashley Graham said: “It went really well and we raised just under £1,000 so we made it up to that amount ourselves. It was a really successful day.

“We had a really good turnout and the auction went very well, with a couple of our regulars buying a lot of stuff.

“Since we did that they have run similar events at other pubs in the area for the same charity and it is something I would definitely consider doing again.

“Even though it was quite stressful, it was worth it.”