Over 40 items, including a trip to the Kia Oval, an afternoon tea at Burgh Island, and a signed Portsmouth Football Club shirt, have been generously donated to the silent auction. You will also have the opportunity to bid on a signed print of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, previously displayed in the Care for Veterans building in Worthing. Antique specialists have valued this rare item at between £200-£500.
The auction will be held online at www.jumblebee.co.uk/careforveterans, with bidding opening on Thursday 15thOctober and closing on Sunday 1st November 2020.
Phoebe Tether, Fundraising Officer at Care for Veterans, said: “With so many events cancelled this year, we are so grateful to our supporters who have donated such an amazing array of items for the silent auction. This online silent auction will help raise the funds we need to provide the vital services necessary for us to continue the rehabilitation and care of our residents.
“We’ve had generous donations from companies and individuals. The starting bids for the auction lots range from £5 to £450, so there is something special for everyone. If you have been looking for a reason to treat yourself or a loved one, then this is it! You’ll be supporting disabled veterans through this difficult time. Please check out the auction website, put the date in your diary, and tell your friends!”
Since 1919, Care for Veterans has provided the highest possible standard of care and rehabilitation to disabled ex-Service personnel and their families. The charity provides services such as nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy, to help rehabilitate those that live there so that they can live more independent lives.
To view the items, go to www.jumblebee.co.uk/careforveterans. When the bidding starts on 15th October, you can visit the website to set your highest bid. If you are outbid, the website will automatically place the next bid until you either win or reach your maximum bid (like eBay). The top bid at 23:59 on 1st November wins the item.< Back to News