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Going, Going, Gone

Rotary in Darlington is joining a local auction to raise funds for a local Hospice with a unique Amish quilt and more.

Darlington Rotary in the North East of England will be busy hosting a charity auction on the 14th of December.

Everything from unique American quilts to commemorative bricks will go under the hammer in the town of Darlington.

Thomas Watson’s has teamed up with Darlington Rotary to allow a range of 28 unique items to be sold to raise funds for St Teresa’s Hospice in Darlington on December 14th.

Also on offer among other items is an introduction to wild water swimming from a qualified coach, a garden makeover, a selection of art, a drive in a red Ferrari, and from SG Petch in Darlington, a family ticket for Mowden Park Rugby Club and a sports car for a weekend.

There is no buyers premium or charges and 100%  of the sale will go to the Hospice.

Rotary organiser Alan Cowie said: ‘We have held auctions before to raise money for our charities, but they have been quite small affairs.

Rotary President Peter Phillips and his daughter holding the unique quilt.

“This is the first time we have partnered with Thomas Watson’s, who have kindly allowed us time during one of their regular public auctions to sell some extraordinary items for our local hospice.”

Darlington Rotary President Peter Phillips said: “We’re very grateful to Thomas Watson’s for this opportunity. St Teresa’s is a cause we support regularly and this will be a much-needed boost to their funds.”

A fellow Rotarian, Barbara Johnson has donated a hand-stitched quilt, purchased at an auction in the USA, it was made by a traditional Amish community and has an interesting story.

As well as the quilt, a brick, complete with certification will be auctioned as well. It comes from the original ‘twin towered’ entrance to the old Feethams football ground in Darlington, which was demolished.

The Rotary auction of 25 lots will take place when the sale opens at 10 am.