Auction held at Potters Bar pub raises �1,400 for charity
AN auction staged at a Potters Bar pub raised more than �1,000 for charity.
Around 150 people packed The Admiral Byng in Darkes Lane for the event, which collected �1,400 for cancer charity CLIC Sargent.
Staff at the Wetherspoons pub, including duty manager Mark Dickenson, served customers dressed as nurses, while a number of signed photographs of sporting and musical icons were flogged to the highest bidder.
Among the items to be sold was a rugby shirt signed by New Zealand rugby legend Jonah Lomu, an autographed snap of Boyzone star Ronan Keating and a photo bearing the signature of Spurs and England footballer Jermain Defoe.
A bottle of Moet Champagne, signed by Thomas Law, who plays Peter Beale in EastEnders, was also up for grabs.
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Mark, 29, described the amount of money raised at the event, held on March 27, as “absolutely amazing”.
He said: “We were so pleased our area manager came down and she was so supportive about the event.”
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As for CLIC, which Wetherspoons has supported for a number of years, Mark said: “I think it is a really good charity.
“Children with cancer need all the money they can get to better their lives and continue as normal.”