Auction held in memory of Fowlmere businessman Peter who left a 'huge hole' in family when he died suddenly from a stroke
PUBLISHED: 17:13 30 March 2016 | UPDATED: 17:13 30 March 2016
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.
“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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.