Oakham Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club auctions visit to The Chelsea Hospital
The Oakham Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club goes from strength on numbers and has now conducted it’s first auction raising money for local charities.
Chelsea Pensioner, CSM Brian Cumming attended the breakfast club in December last year and gave a talk.
Brian also handed over the auction prize, which is an invitation for two to visit to The Chelsea Hospital, including a three course lunch followed by a tour of the hospital and gardens.
Golding Young and Mawer auctioneer Paul Johnson attended the breakfast on April 6 and very quickly generated interest in this great one off lot.
There was a strong battle from with-in the room and a telephone bidder until the hammer eventually came down on the final price of £450, the winning bidder being Adam Lowe from Oakham.
Mark and Tracey are really pleased as the money raised will be added to other funds raised before Christmas and the combined figure will be split between Cottesmore Academy and the Dementia Initiative that Rutland Community Ventures started.
The breakfast meeting was also attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness, who called in on her way to other events to welcome and thank Paul for his time, as well as Mark and Tracey for all they were doing.
The Lord Lieutenant also took the opportunity to acknowledge The Grainstore contribution for being such sports in supporting these kind of initiatives, meeting Paul Deacon from The Grainstore who had received a copy of the Royal British Legion GP90 certificate at the same meeting from Mark Taylor.