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Lots under the hammer for Settle College student's Sri Lanka mission
10:05am Friday 8th March 2013 in News
A holiday in Mallorca, MoTs for both a car and a pet, and an album signed by Paul McCartney are among the prizes being auctioned off in Settle on Sunday.
The auction has been organised by 15-year-old Settle College student Bretten Lord, who is one of a group of students due to fly out to Sri Lanka in the summer of next year.
The students, who will be spending three weeks in the country carrying out community projects as well as sightseeing, each have to raise £3,195 to cover the cost of the trip.
And, on Mother’s Day, Bretten will stage his World Challenge Auction at The Lion, Settle.
The event, which will include supper and a drink, will see dozens of lots being auctioned off which have been donated by shops and businesses in and around the area.
They include a week’s accommodation in Mallorca, a month’s membership to Settle gym and bags of coal from Settle Coal.
More unusual lots are having the chimney swept courtesy of SRG of Clapham, and a trailer of muck for the garden from R and C Frankland.
Dalehead Vets has put up a pet MoT and annual booster, while David Stubbs has offered a free MoT for the car.
Other lots range from meals, rugby tickets, a hair cut for the dog and a swimming lesson at Settle Pool.
Bretten himself is offering an evening’s babysitting and a karate lesson and his school’s RE teacher has donated a Paul McCartney signed record cover.
“The people of Settle have been so generous, I thought I would have to go further afield, but I haven’t had to,” he said.
So far, Bretten has raised around £500 and he hopes the proceeds of Sunday’s event will see him hit his fundraising target.
Tickets are limited, so anyone wanting to bid for one of the items can do so on Bretten’s Facebook page, Brettens World Challenge.
Tickets to the auction - which starts at 6.30pm – are £5, available now from Ashfield DIY and Lamberts Newsagents.