St. Alban’s Church in Earsdon near Whitley Bay is holding a silent auction in which buyers are encouraged to have a chat over a hot drink or a bowl of homemade soup.
The event on Saturday 21st June in the Eccles Hall is being held to raise money for the church’s ground breaking renewable energy project.
Potential buyers can view the lots from 10.30 am with bids accepted until the ‘hammer comes down’ at 1.30 pm.
The Vicar of St. Alban’s, the Reverend Andrew France, said, “I know we have some very interesting lots for the auction which have been kindly donated by individuals and businesses. We hope people will see the silent auction as a chance to meet up with friends and bid for a bargain in the process.”
The entrance fee for the event is just £3.
St. Alban’s Renewable Energy Project began in 2012 with the installation of a biomass boiler to heat two Grade II listed buildings – the church and the adjacent Eccles Hall. The project has resulted in carbon emissions savings of 22 tonnes per annum.