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Wayne Rooney's signed England shirt goes under the hammer.

Wayne Rooney’s signed England shirt goes under the hammer.

Sasbah’s M&S auction exceeds all expectations

A charity auction of signed memorabilia held in store at M&S Bexhill exceeded all expectations, raising £1,355 for their local Charity of the Year, the Sussex Association for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus (Sasbah). The charity reports.

“We’re delighted to be supporting Sasbah by hosting this auction,” said Rob Harford, M&S Bexhill store manager. “I’m really proud of my colleagues who have worked hard to gather some great celebrity lots for our customers to bid on.

“The charity does a fantastic job supporting the families of those affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus in our community and this event is a great opportunity to raise awareness among our customers and fundraise.”

Auction items on display.

Auction items on display.

Auctioneer Simon Langton, from Denhams Auctioneers, conducted proceedings with style and wit. Sought-after lots included an England away shirt signed by Wayne Rooney, a drum skin from the band Deep Purple and new Tales of Peter Rabbit books written by Emma Thompson.

Perfect team work

Sasbah CEO Rom Sanglaji expressed the charity’s gratitude. “We would like to thank the staff at M&S for all their efforts in making this auction such a successful event. It was a fantastic example of perfect team work. We hope their efforts will be recognised and the funds will be matched by M&S.

“Such tremendous support gives an amazing boost to our community fundraising and will be much appreciated by our local group.

“Sasbah runs a monthly group for anyone affected by spina bifida or hydrocephalus at Sidley Children’s Centre,” Rom went on to explain. “New members are always welcome to join us on the first Friday of the month, from 12 noon to 2pm.

“We provide refreshments and the opportunity to find out about the types of support Sasbah can give, as well as the chance to meet with others in a similar situation. Our April meeting, on the 7th, will be followed by a craft session for children and adults.”
For more information about Sasbah or the local group visit their website, contact the office on 01825 873045 or email claire@sasbah.org.uk.

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Posted 12:25 Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 In: Health Matters

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