The 2014 BCI Christmas Auction was a great success, with just under 100 items raising over £1,800!
All items were generously donated by BCI staff & students, celebrities, athletes, local businesses and corporations such as Tesco, Malmaison and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production company. Some of the top items were:
- Marks & Spencer Finsbury Pavement generously gave us the money they raised from their own in-house pumpkin carving competition. They even let us shop with this money for the items, which we would then sell in our auction.
The most popular listing was this luxury night in kit:
- A disused, vintage cabinet we found here at the BCI sold for an incredible £86!
- The most expensive item was a signed and book plated proof copy (one of only 100) of Terry Pratchett’s ‘Raising Steam’ which went for £296! Kindly donated by Terry himself.
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We would like to thank everyone who placed bids and supported our charity. We guarantee that 100% of the funds raised will go to cancer research and education here at Barts Cancer Institute. It is through the support of individuals and organisations that the auction was made possible.
We hope to make the auction bigger and better each year, so we encourage any businesses or residents interested in our cause to contact us!
It was touching to receive messages from buyers explaining why they had chosen to bid on items as they are or know someone affected by cancer and therefore want to donate money to our first-class, ground-breaking cancer research.