Bid on some fantastic prizes in the Care for Kids Christmas auctions, which kick off this weekend. The online auctions are a great opportunity to pick up some Christmas presents (or treat yourself!) whilst raising money for a local charity and supporting North Devon businesses – what’s not to love?

Each weekend for the next four weeks, we are hosting an online auction on Facebook with some fabulous lots on offer, all donated by local restaurants, shops and businesses.

Christmas auction dates

The first auction kicks off on Friday 13 November at 8pm and closes on Sunday 15 November at 8pm. Follow the event on the Care for Kids North Devon Facebook page and comment on the item you would like to bid for. The person with the highest bid when the auction closes, wins! Items must be paid for by 8pm on the following Monday by donating to our Virgin Money Giving campaign page. We will then be in touch to arrange when you can collect your items. We will only vouchers be able to post vouchers, all other items must be collected from our office in Barnstaple. Please bear this in mind when you bid.

Future auctions will be on:

  • Friday 20 November – Sunday 22 November
  • Friday 27 November – Sunday 29 November
  • Friday 4 December – Sunday 6 December

What’s on offer

There’s a great selection of items to bid for each weekend, including a dryrobe, hang-gliding experience, family cinema tickets, entry to RHS Rosemoor, Pull the Pin rum, jewellery from Ruby and Rose, Christmas hampers, massage and reflexology sessions, a fresh fish hamper, a Sunday roast at the Pyne Arms, cream teas at the Commodore, Tea by the Taw and Queen Anne’s on the Strand and lots, lots more!

Auction 1

From Friday 13 – Sunday 15 November, you’ll be able to bid on the following items:

  • Kids’ long-sleeved dryrobe (age 10-14yrs)
  • Cream tea for two at The Commodore Hotel, Instow
  • One-hour reflexology session with Lesley Tucker
  • Two beautiful framed images of bygone Barnstaple
  • A black, leather Osprey clutch bag and earrings donated by Ruby & Rose
  • Three hampers full of games, toys and books

Charity Manager, Jacky Massos says: “We’ve got a massive selection of brilliant goodies on offer in our Christmas auctions, thanks to the generosity of our wonderful local businesses. Our charity auctions in May were really successful so we’re hoping that with Christmas on the way, people will be eager to pick up a fantastic gift at out Christmas auctions. Please follow us on Facebook to get in on the action and help our charity by sharing the event, as well as bidding! Your generosity will help us support North Devon families and ease the financial struggles that arise when a child is diagnosed with a life threatening illness.”

Head to our Facebook page to get involved.