Silent auction helping Wolverhampton church to keep going

A range of prizes are on offer as a city church puts on a silent auction.

The Rev David Wright
The Rev David Wright

The auction has been organised by St Peter's Church in Wolverhampton as an alternative way to raise much-needed funds, following the cancellation of its annual Christmas Fayre.

It will run throughout the month, with bids accepted up to 9pm on Wednesday, January 27.

The Rev David Wright, Rector of St Peter's, said the idea had come from discussions about what the church could do in light on having lost out on one of its biggest money earning events.

He said: "We'd normally do a big raffle, but we realised we couldn't really do that when everyone is sitting at home.

"The silent auction was then suggested by a member of the church, with people pledging lots, so we approached a few people in the congregation who know how to organise these and they got it rolling.

"We then sent out notices to people to round up donations of lots and they are now all up on Jumblebee for people to bid on."

Difficult time

Mr Wright said that donations had come from a range of people, with members of the public offering their support alongside regular church goers.

The lots on offer range from a retro coffee set to a personal drawing of a family pet to a ride in a Bentley to bottles of champagne and spa gift bags.

All funds raised from the auction go directly to the church and Mr Wright said it was a fun way to get involved in helping the church through a difficult time.

He said: "The church has been really badly hit financially and the bills keep coming in, but the money doesn't. so it's a way of helping ends meet.

"It's a safe way to get involved with helping the church and helps us to continue to run the church and serve the public."

To see the lots and make a bid, go to jumblebee.co.uk/stpeterswolverhamptonsilentauction.

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