The On-line Grand Norfolk Charity Auction is being organised and promoted by Lord Russell Baker of Little Moulton who is looking to fundraise for the ‘Lord Baker Community Fund’ managed by The Norfolk Community Foundation.

The main aim of the Lord Baker Community Fund is:

  • to promote health and wellbeing;
  • tackle disadvantage;
  • support local solutions to meet local needs;
  • promote community cohesion; and
  • develop sustainable and supportive communities.

The charities supported within the fund for 2015 include:

  • East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH);
  • Star Throwers Cancer Care and Support
  • Chapel Road School for Severely Disabled Children
  • Norfolk Community Foundation

The Norfolk Community Foundation will create a Community Grants programme which will be advertised and local community groups will be invited to apply for grants up to £1,000.

The Grand Norfolk Charity Auction 2015 has some amazing donations this year and some great support within the community from local companies, individuals and from the World of Sport. Donations to ‘bid’ for and ‘win’ include; 4 x Norwich City Premiership Home tickets, signed shirts and ball; A signed book by Stephen Fry; A signed ‘crafty cockney’ red shirt personally donation to Lord Baker by Eric Bristow MBE; A new Audi A1 car donated by Audi Bury St Edmunds; Lady Alhena of London, a luxury motor yacht available for a 3 day charter in Mallorca, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain; The Blades are offering a prize for 4 guests to enjoy ‘A Day with The Blades’, the world’s only licensed formation aerobatic airline. Fly and hover a helicopter, race head-to-head on our F1 simulators, be part of a close-formation aerobatic sortie and watch The Blades thrilling display; a host of signed memorabilia; Family days out is some of Norfolk’s most enjoyable locations; Holidays in Norfolk and overseas; Amazing art donations from Fabian PerezHenderson Cisz and Robin Elvin; A top quality Viessmann gas condensing combi boiler, plus flue and controller, with installation by heating specialists Gasway, of Norwich; James Bay guest tickets for the sold out O2 Brixton concert in October;  Private Ascot Box For 12 People; A VIP table for 10 People at the Norwich Charity Darts Masters 2016,  and loads more besides.  If fact, more prizes are being added on a daily basis, so please revisit the auction web site for the latest updates.

Lord Baker said “The support this year from local companies, individuals and sporting personalities has been exceptional; there is quite simply something for everyone this year, so please visit the auction site and enjoy what is on offer. I hope this year’s 14 day On-line Grand Norfolk Charity Auction provides huge enjoyment for everyone and at the same time raises the funds the supported charities need along with the awareness these charities deserve”.

Lord Baker added “Let us all help to Build A Better Norfolk”.

In addition, why not visit us outside the Forum in Norwich on Saturday 19th September or the Arc in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday 13th September, when the Audi A1 car will be on display for the day advertising the Grand Norfolk Charity Auction, or just to come along for a chat and learn more about the Lord Baker Community Fund and supported charities, and how to bid on the amazing donations available.

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