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Ultimate Charity Auction raises thousands for Suffolk charity

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Hundreds of bids flooded in during the final few minutes of this year’s global Ultimate Charity Auction.

Founded by Gina Long MBE, the ninth auction which closed at 6.30pm yesterday (Thursday, April 11) raised £78,678.

With support from stars such as Anthony Joshua, Manchester United, FC Barcelona and Ant and Dec, the auction offered an extensive range of fantastic sport, celebrity, lifestyle and travel money-can’t-buy experiences, designed to capture the imagination of its bidders.

The Ultimate Charity Auction team
The Ultimate Charity Auction team

Funds will be split between GeeWizz, which supports children and young adults in Suffolk and Norfolk living with a life-threatening condition, a disability or cancer, and the League Managers Association Charity, who focus their work on raising awareness of mental health in football.

Gina Long MBE says, “I am absolutely delighted with the result of this year’s auction, the incredible support we have received from our donors and winning bidders really will allow us to change so many lives.”

“A huge heartfelt thank you to everyone who liked, shared or placed a bid in the auction, we really could not do what we do without the huge support of the media, the general public, plus the sporting clubs, celebrities and businesses who generously provided us with such amazing prizes.”

“It’s a total team effort that makes the Ultimate Charity Auction the magnificent fundraiser it is today.”

The Ultimate Charity Auction will return in March 2020.

To find out more about the auction, please visit www.ultimatecharityauction.com

For more information on GeeWizz Charity, visit the website at www.geewizzcharity.com or contact info@geewizzcharity.com