A charity auction has raised £485 for blind and partially sighted people across Lancashire and Sefton.
Ceramicist Christine Cummings, of Holmeswood, near Rufford, opened up bidding for three hand crafted items in aid of sight loss charity Galloway’s.
The event was run through the Christine Cummings Ceramics Facebook page, offering up for sale a personalised ceramic of the highest bidder’s dog, a ceramic pig, and a commissioned painting of the buyer’s pet.
Christine, 52, said: “I am thoroughly pleased with how the auction went. “All the pieces went for similar prices to what I would have sold them for.
“I am really happy to have raised so much money for a good cause. I normally raise money for animal charities, but I got a really good reaction from people about the auction supporting Galloway’s this time and some of the people bidding had been affected by sight loss, so were even more delighted.”
Georgia Murphy, fundraising assistant at Galloway’s, said: “We know a lot of time and care will go into creating the ceramic pieces and the painting, so we really appreciate Christine supporting us.
“We wish to thank everyone who bid on the auction, helping to raise as much money as possible for blind and partially sighted people in Lancashire and Sefton. It really does mean a lot to us.”
If anyone would like to hold a fundraising event for Galloway’s, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01772 744148.