Auction held in memory of Fowlmere businessman Peter who left a ‘huge hole’ in family when he died suddenly from a stroke
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The daughter of a Fowlmere man who died suddenly from a stroke, leaving a ‘giant hole’ in the family, has organised an auction in his memory to raise money for charity.
Businessman Peter Webb – who owned Interglow in the village –passed away in 2011, and his daughter Nicola has organised the Auction of Promises to raise the Stroke Association’s profile.
Nicola said: “Having run a 10k fun run for the Stroke Association together with my son after the death of my dad, I felt I needed to do more, so, with the help of a few friends we decided to arrange this event.
“We want to raise awareness of the devastating effects a stroke can have, not only on the victim but on family and friends – while providing an enjoyable and entertaining evening. It was only when it affected us personally as a family that we appreciated the work the charity does.
“With my parents having just celebrated 45 years of marriage and as a family, the fact that we all worked together in the business, meant losing dad left a giant hole in all parts of our lives.
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“We have been overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of local businesses and people, many of whom knew my dad and who have helped us considerably to hopefully make the event a profitable and enjoyable one for all concerned.”
A team of fundraisers led by Nicola have been round to local businesses to ask for any donations, for something to be auctioned off or raffle prizes.
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Items to be auctioned include airport runs, baby-sitting, portrait photography, pet accessories, MOT tests, jewellery, a car valet, a day at the races, boiler service, nail vouchers, a rally experience, meals at local pubs for four people and more.
If you would like to see a list of the items up for auction, you can get a copy by contacting Nicola by email at email@example.com.
For tickets you can call her on either 01763 208555 or 07979 180219, and if you are unable to attend you can also place a bid by contacting Nicola.
The Auction of Promises will be held at Thriplow Village Hall from 7pm for a 7.30pm start on Saturday, April 23.
Expect an auction, music quiz – with a maximum of six people per team – raffle, shoebox tombola and light supper for £6 per person.