Latest News | 25 February 2021

Auction raises thousands for museum

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An online auction hosted by auctioneer and TV personality Charles Hanson has raised thousands of pounds for Derby Museums.

The sale, which took place earlier this month, raised £4,600 for Derby Museums’ Endowment Fund, which has been matched pound for pound by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, bringing the total to £9,200.

Charles Hanson

Lots on offer included a signed shirt from Derby County Football Club and VIP tickets, plus a signed shirt, from Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

Auctioneer, Charles Hanson said: “I was delighted to be asked to host this fundraising event.

“It was a fantastic night with a great selection of donated prizes and we were really pleased to be joined by so many supporters who gave so generously.”

Tony Butler, executive director at Derby Museums, said: “Our virtual auction was a great success and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated and bid so generously in support of this event.”

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