Residents auction unwanted Christmas goodies for Naomi House

Press Release: 22/01/2007

Residents at Richard Moss House in Winchester have got the New Year off to a flying start by raising £200 at an auction of unwanted Christmas presents for Naomi House children's hospice. 

Bee Derrick, the Scheme Manager at the sheltered scheme, owned and managed by Winchester City Council, came up with the idea and residents willingly handed over their surplus goodies, as well as their cash, for such a good cause.  Bee's husband Mike acted as auctioneer at the lively event, which was followed by a fish and chip lunch.

"Lots included champagne, whisky, wine, perfume, dolls, jewellery, jigsaw puzzles, antiques and bags," said Bee "although it was noticeable that nobody was willing to part with their boxes of chocolates and other Christmas sweets.  I think my residents must all have a sweet tooth!"

The money raised will be presented by the residents to Naomi House fund raisers next Tuesday 23 January at 10.30 am in the Common Room at Richard Moss House.

For further information please contact Glynis Cole on 01962 848 204 or Bee Derrick on 01962 853 476.