During November we held an online auction filled with treats perfect for Christmas, which raised a fantastic £1,962.

Designed to be affordable and accessible, with items from as little as £25, the auction contained 28 fantastic lots up for grabs – there was something to suit everyone’s taste! From limited edition art work, dining experiences and hotel stays, to gig tickets, signed football memorabilia, and Mancunian gift boxes. The auction was a great opportunity to get some early Christmas shopping done, all whilst helping to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester.

One of the most sought-after lots was a Jo Malone Luxury Advent Calendar. Eagerly anticipated by fans, the Jo Malone calendars are so popular that they sell-out each year without fail! With something as popular as this up for grabs, it eventually went to our highest bidder for £325.

A huge thank you to everyone who bid in the auction, we hope you got what you were after!

We also want to thank the individuals and businesses who donated items to the auction and in doing so, showed their support for Forever Manchester:

Karrie Bloomfield, AO Arena, Michael Huckerby, Jonathan Schofield, Paradise Skateworld, Evuna, Spirit of Manchester Distillery, The Manchester Shop, Mews Bar, Clint Boon, Alison Bell, Pong & Puck, V1BE, Provence, The Deansgate, Tampopo, Lolla, Sophie Nixon, Kitsch Republic, John Cooper Clarke and The Bay Horse Tavern.

All profits from the auction will go to Forever Manchester to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester.

Date added: 23rd November 2022