Royal champagne heads donations for charity auction

February 27 2018

A BOTTLE of champagne and glasses donated by the Prince of Wales are among lots to be sold at a charity auction in Chipping Sodbury.

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A BOTTLE of champagne and glasses donated by the Prince of Wales are among lots to be sold at a charity auction in Chipping Sodbury.

The royal donation joins a cricket bat signed by Sir Ian Botham and a signed limited edition cartoon by Gerald Scarfe of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson as star items for the event, which has been organised by the town’s Rotary Club.

 It takes place in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall on Friday, May 4, and money raised will go to the Prostate Cancer Care Appeal, which was launched in 2016 by the Southmead Hospital Charity to raise £2 million for new robotic surgical equipment.

Club president John Berridge said: “Surgeons at Southmead Hospital are regional, national and European leaders in robotic surgery and this cutting edge treatment will improve facilities for generations to come.”  

“To date we have had more than 50 lots donated and thanks to these very generous donations, our aim is to raise as much money as we can.”

Other lots include a drive in a Morgan sports car for a weekend, a day out on a motorboat in Poole harbour and a VIP day at the races. 

 Tickets to the event cost £12.50, to include a sausage and mash supper, and are available from Country Property at 73, Broad Street. 

 A list of the items to be auctioned can be seen on the rotary club’s website.