Bristol-based Fair Investment Company has helped to raise more than £5,000 for Bulgarian Partners Trust, a UK charity that helps to support underprivileged people living in poverty in Bulgaria.
Working with Bulgarian Partners Trust and other contributors to help organise a Grand Auction, Fair Investment Company was a sponsor of the event, which saw generous bidders part with their cash for a wide range of unusual lots, such as harp lessons, a guided tour inside the Clifton Suspension Bridge, and the chance to drive a steam engine.
BBC Points West presenter Dave Harvey was host auctioneer for the Grand Auction, which took place in Clifton, Bristol last Thursday October 1st – he coaxed and humoured guests into several exciting bidding wars for all sorts of things, from a day's gardening, to witnessing a quarry blasting.
Commenting on the success of the Grand Auction, James Caldwell, Director at Fair Investment Company, said:
"We're thrilled to have helped raise £5,000 for Bulgarian Partners, money which will help towards the cost of building a new education, medical and nutrition centre in Bulgaria's capital city of Sofia.
"Displaced children, the elderly and members of Sofia's Roma community will benefit enormously from the new centre, and our thanks go to everyone who came along to the auction and gave generously for this worthwhile cause."