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Cuttlestones proud to support Staffs Air Ambulance Ball

Cuttlestones’ MD and head auctioneer, Ben Gamble, helped boost the coffers of a well known Staffordshire fundraising event on the evening on Saturday, 9th October when he undertook a charity auction at the 7th Staffs Air Ambulance Ball.

Ben auctioned a diverse range of lots that had been kindly donated by local businesses, including an overnight stay at Hoar Cross Hall (donated by Hoar Cross Hall) for £270, a day at Eden day Spa for 2 people (donated by Mel Riley & Eden Day Spa) for £210, an 18ct White Gold Diamond pendant (donated by Plants the jewellers) for £320, a black & white photo of Bamburgh Castle (by David Stubbs) for £75, a VIP tour of JCB factory at Rocester for £150, a wooden JCB digger toy for £100, an England football legends photos signed by Sir Tom Finney for £150 and, last but not least, a ‘hot tub in your garden for 2 months’ (donated by Coast Mountain Spas) for £310.

The auction raised a total of £1585 which all helped toward the ball’s record breaking fundraising total of £7,338 – with more donations due in. Organiser Ange Arnold says:

The charity auction was great fun – not only did it boost the funds raised on the evening, but it also added to the atmosphere. We’d like to thank all of the supporters who kindly donated auction lots and also Ben of Cuttlestones for whipping up a bidding frenzy and helping achieve such great prices.”

It seems that Ben had just as much fun lending his services at the event – he says:

We are delighted to be invited by Ange and Cath to provide our services for such a worthwhile charity. The County Air Ambulance Trust does fantastic work and you literally never know when you may need their help. We’re proud to have been a part of such a great evening and to have helped raise funds to support this amazing service.”

If you missed out on this year’s event, plans are already underway for the 2011 ball which will take place at the Stafford County Showground on Saturday 8th October 2011; tickets will be £35 each. If you are interested in supporting the event, either by attending or by donating a prize for the auction or raffle, please contact Ange on 07989 018646 or Cath on 07876 472722. Further details can be found at www.staffsairambulanceball.co.uk and more information on The County Air Ambulance Trust at www.countyairambulancetrust.co.uk.


Charlotte at Squash PR & Marketing

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