If you can make it, why not come along to a networking and charity auction event we’re running at the UK Centre for Carnival Arts, Luton, early evening on Monday June 8. There’s free car parking almost opposite the carnival centre from 6pm when our event starts. The auction will be from 6.45pm.
We’ve got lots of low-cost items in the auction – such as cinema tickets, bus passes and meals for two at local restaurants – as well as a few more costly items, such as a day’s photographic shoot at a studio which you might just pick up for a bargain price.
Auctioneer Russell Beard, of local auctioneers Charles Ross, will be encouraging bids for the item his company have donated – the chance to learn the skills of an auctioneer and actually run your own auction at their auction rooms.
If you’re feeling energetic, you and your friends might like to bid to try your hand at a climbing wall with help from an expert tutor. This is one of the lots where money raised will go towards paying for extra equipment at the TOKKO youth space, Luton, so the climbing wall can be adapted for use by disabled young people.
Among local business people supporting the auction is a PGA golf professional who is offering to take you through your swings during two one hour consultations at his club. You’ll have heard about the new Ed’s Diner being opened in The Mall, Luton, in June. Well, you and a friend could be among the first to enjoy the experience. Lot number 27 is a meal for two as soon as the American-style restaurant has opened its doors.
You’ll be competing for bids with guests already signed up to attend – including top names from Luton Town FC, which is also donating an auction item. Funds raised will pay for more Relate counselling sessions for Luton’s young people at TOKKO.
One of the London Luton Airport community funds has already generously donated more than £40K to pay for counselling at TOKKO for a year but Relate needs to top it up to reduce a waiting list. Currently, 70 young people are waiting for confidential time with a Relate counsellor.
To get yourself on the invite list just email: firstname.lastname@example.org