Charity auction helps Staithes lifeboat station

Sean Baxter and Daniel Warne with the model lifeboat in Staithes''w110304b   Picture: Ceri Oakes   17/01/11
Sean Baxter and Daniel Warne with the model lifeboat in Staithes''w110304b Picture: Ceri Oakes 17/01/11

GENEROUS residents and business people throughout the Staithes and Runswick area supported a charity auction to raise money for the local lifeboat station.

The auction was held at the Cod and Lobster pub in Staithes with 52 items for sale donated by local businesses, members of the public and the lifeboat crew.

Sean Baxter and Daniel Warne with the model lifeboat in Staithes''w110304a    Picture: Ceri Oakes   17/01/11

Sean Baxter and Daniel Warne with the model lifeboat in Staithes''w110304a Picture: Ceri Oakes 17/01/11

They included paintings, meal vouchers for local restaurants, a hand-made dolls’ house and £200 donated by Cleveland Potash, owners of Boulby mine.

The lifeboat station’s fundraising chairman Stuart Purdie acted as auctioneer.

He said later: “The auction was very well attended and the pub packed with people. It was a great success, raising a lot of money for the voluntary crew of the lifeboat.

“I would like to thank local businesses and people who gave us items to be auctioned and also the generosity of the people who bought them.

“The event was enjoyed by every one and we are looking forward to running similar events in the future.”

Most of the items were sold other than a model lifeboat which had a reserve of £500 on it but it is still expected to sell to add to the total of £1,852 made at the auction

The station’s press officer Daniel Warne said they would like to thank everyone who attended the auction as well as those who donated items and the proprietors of the Cod and Lobster for the use of the pub.

Anyone interested in buying the model lifeboat should contact Mr Purdie on (01947) 841423.