100 lots confirmed for Mansfield 103.2 charity auction


MORE than 100 lots will go under the hammer during Mansfield radio station 103.2’s marathon 11-hour auction later this month to raise funds for the Rainbows Hospice for children and young people.

Donated lots from local businesses and organisations - together with star items - will be auctioned off during 11 hours of broadcasting on Thursday 19th April, from 8am to 7pm.

And Chad has teamed up with 103.2 to help to raise as much money as possible for the Loughborough-based Rainbows Hospice, which opened in 1994 and is the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people, offering care and support to children and their families.

The full list of lots is listed below, and 103.2 hope that at least 10 lots an hour will collect bids from listeners during the station’s special programme.

The items include star lots such as signed JLS and One Direction T-shirts, together with a flight in a small aircraft and various signed sporting memorabilia.

There are also vouchers for meals at local restaurants, tickets to shows, toys, CDs, sporting items and much more.

The idea for the auction was dreamed up by 103.2’s managing director Tony Delahunty, after a fundraising event organised by three members of Warsop Rotary Club in support of the hospice.

Ian Watkins, programme controller and Breakfast Show presenter, said: “Since the launch we have had a fantastic response to the up coming auction with people donating items and their support.

“At Mansfield 103.2 we hope that we can raise as much money as possible for Rainbows with your help, so if there is an item in the list that catches your eye make sure you tune in on 19th April and bid, bid, bid!”

If you want to donate money to the cause, get in touch with Jo Watts at Mansfield 103.2 on 646666 or email info@mansfield103.co.uk - and look out in next week’s Chad for more details of the lots which will go under the hammer on Thursday 19th April.