Rotary Club raises thousands in charity auction
£10,000 has been raised for the Southmead Hospital Prostate Cancer Care Appeal after a hugely successful charity auction in Chipping Sodbury.
The auction, organised by the town’s Rotary Club, attracted nearly two hundred people, with BBC Points West presenter Alex Lovell one of the familiar faces attending the event that brought almost sixty lots under the hammer of local auctioneer Nick Cragg.
Lots ranged from jars of award-winning homemade marmalade, gym membership, flying lessons and even champagne and flutes courtesy of Prince Charles.
Anthony Koupparis, consultant urological surgeon at Southmead Hospital also attended the event. Mr Koupparis, an expert in robotic surgery, said: “This was a fantastic evening. Added to the £3,500 the club raised last year, the money raised here tonight will help to take us very close to our intended total of £2million”.
Rotary Club President John Berridge said: “It was a brilliant night that exceeded all our expectations. There was a wonderful atmosphere in the hall and by the end of the evening some very generous people helped the hospital maintain its position as one of the UK’s leading centres of robotic surgery”.