Published: 00:01, 19 March 2019
A magic £10,000 was raised in one evening thanks to a mouth watering meal and an auction of promises.
Sponsored by Deal estate agents, Bright & Bright, the event in aid of Cancer Research UK was held at the Astor Theatre on Friday.
The audience of up to 100 people enjoyed a entertainment bill which included live gypsy jazz style music from the Barrett Brothers, magic from Kent based magician Etienne, and a four course meal from the Dining Club.
Nigel Colebrook of Bright & Bright said: “Putting together the catalogue and holding the auction has been a fascinating insight into what many people will do and how generous they will be for a worthwhile charity.”
Etienne performed the auction with humour and skill to provide an amazing outcome with the 26 Lots averaging a sale price in excess of £230 per lot. The most expensive promise was the private visit to the Tower of London, donated by Yeoman Warder Andy Merry, which alone raised just under £700.
Mr Colebrook thanked AbA creative, the Treasury Today Group, The Astor Theatre and The Dining Club, the promise donators and those who attended.