Press releaseJune 2012Auction Evening to Raise Money for Children with Hearing and VisualImpairments
Charity, Friends of Griffins, is holding an auction evening on Wednesday 27thJune 2012 at The Bickley in Chislehurst to raise money for children in Bromleywith hearing and visual impairments.
Friends of Griffins was set up last November by a group of local volunteers to providesupport and raise money for the Griffins Centre, a specialist centre in Orpington for children with hearing or visual impairments.Following the success of Friends of Griffins’ recent pampering evening, the charitywill be holding its next big fundraiser, an Auction Evening and night of entertainment,on June 27
, 7-10.30pm. The evening will see many donated items go under thehammer, including jewellery from Tresor Paris, martial arts equipment from Everlastand Formula One goodies. The charity’s patron, international deaf footballer, JackHarding, will also be attending the event.There are over 400 children in the Bromley borough with hearing and visualdifficulties. The Griffins Centre provides specialist equipment and education, allowingpupils with a sensory impairment to have the best possible access to the curriculumand the life of their school. Yet, despite a dedicated team of volunteers, the recentlyestablished charity is struggling to raise the funds it needs to become officiallyregistered.“Becoming registered is our main goal at the moment,” explains Friends of GriffinsChairwoman, Joanne Price-Moxom. “It will open a lot more opportunities for us andallow us to raise funds on a longer-term basis. Simple things like using onlinedonation facilities such as ‘Just Giving’ and accepting donations from businessesdepend on being a registered charity.” The charity is currently £3,500 away from itstarget, and hopes that the upcoming Auction evening will bring them one step closer.Creative FX, local signage and display specialist, has been supporting the charity byproducing logos, banners and marketing material for its events. “The evening’s set tobe a night of real entertainment,” says Sean Davis, Director of Creative FX, “with abuffet, bar and loads of fantastic goodies up for grabs, it’s a great opportunity for more people to get involved with the fantastic work Friends of Griffins have beendoing and help them reach their goal of becoming a registered charity.”Tickets for the event are £10 and can be purchased by email@example.com