John Pye Supports The Robin Hood Fund Charity Auction

NOTTINGHAM-based John Pye Auctions has offered joined forces with The Robin Hood Fund to run a charity auction raising money for those who need it most in city during the coronavirus crisis.  

An incredible list of items has been donated from across the county, including a signed England cricket shirt from Stuart Broad, an original script from Vicky McClure and a supermodel makeover with Victoria’s Secret model Alexina Graham. You can even become the Sheriff of Nottingham for the day.  

The auction - which is now live and due to end at midday on Monday 27 April - has 24 items up for auction and will see all proceeds distributed to charities and causes for vulnerable people across Nottinghamshire. 

Adam Pye, managing director at John Pye, said:

“We’re absolutely delighted to support The Robin Hood Fund and run the auction. Due to the Government guidelines we had to lockdown our auction operations to the public and we took quick action to do so.  

“We’re an online auction house so we’re well set up to support such efforts during the current crisis, with everything running remotely. We’re pleased we can put our platform to such good use and engage our database and the wider community of Nottinghamshire.”  

Sheldon Miller, business development director at John Pye has co-ordinated the auction with the Robin Hood Fund, said:

“I can also honestly say that this is one of the best auctions we’ve ever run, as the number of unique, money-can’t-buy items is incredible. How often do you get the opportunity to spend the afternoon with Nottingham Forest’s ‘Miracle Men’, be Sheriff of Nottingham for the day, star in a Panto or have a sleepover in Nottingham Castle?  

“The items up for auction are very much centred on experiences, to give people something to look forward to once we return to a sense of normality. However, before we reach that point there are many vulnerable people and communities who need support, which is exactly what the money raised from the auction will do.” 

The auction comes a month after the launch of the Robin Hood Fund, in which time the people of Nottingham have helped raise crucial funds to help those most in need in the city during these unprecedented times. 

Simon Bristow of The Robin Hood Fund said:

 "Following an incredible initial response to The Robin Hood Fund from the people of Nottingham we hope the auction will maintain momentum and enable the fund to support even more people across the city. 

"Thanks to the generosity of people and organisations in Nottingham we've been able to pull together an amazing collection of items and experiences that only our city could offer. There are a number of once-in-a-lifetime experiences for people to bid on and we're already seeing huge interest in all the lots." 

To see the full auction list and place a bid to support The Robin Hood Fund, please visit: www.johnpye.co.uk/auctions/john-pye-nottingham-robin-hood-fund-covid-19-charity/ 

To find out more about John Pye Auctions visit www.johnpye.co.uk or join the conversation on Twitter follow @John_Pye.

 

 

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