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Auction of promises organised by Clare Co-op supermarket in support of mental health charity Mind





The Co-Op in Clare is organising an auction of promises, with customers to raise money for charity.

Shoppers are being asked to consider what they would be happy to provide as a gift to a lucky bidder.

Ideas for submissions include baking a cake, donating a meal, or giving a free lesson.

CLARE Co-op staff: Emma Dye, Michelle Right, Julie Copsey, Heather Jones, Tracey Rawlinson. Picture by Mark Westley.
CLARE Co-op staff: Emma Dye, Michelle Right, Julie Copsey, Heather Jones, Tracey Rawlinson. Picture by Mark Westley.

Then, from 10am on Saturday, May 15, shoppers will have the chance to bid for all of the promises that have been submitted.

All proceeds will be donated to mental health charity Mind. The auction will be overseen by Robin Stone, of Clare Auctions.

Heather Jones, who works at the supermarket on Market Hill, said: “We would like your personal, or company’s, support and help by making a kind promise or donation and then joining us for the auction.

“All you have to do is think of a promise, gift, or donation and write it on a card, with your contact details. Then pop it into an envelope, with the promise information on the front, and hand it into a member of staff.”

Mrs Jones added: “Suggestions I could give would be to walk a dog, make a cake, cook a meal, donate a bottle of wine, donate some plants, a free swimming lesson, a bouquet of flowers, or a keep fit class.”