We're really pleased to have raised over £500 for a truly worthwhile cause
A few weeks ago we hosted a successful charity auction in support of Dorset Mind, raising a grand total of £520 for a leading mental health charity.
As with any workplace we had a number of trinkets and oddities lying around, and rather than throw everything out we thought we'd throw a fun auction night for the team instead.
Thanks to the combined forces of one-upmanship, kind spirits and beer consumption, many of our lots for the evening achieved pretty astonishing prices.
A couple of the more colourful item descriptions, put together by our intern Kaye, were:
2x IKEA Airtight Jar
Present in the kitchen of every successful TV chef, these much sought-after examples of the artisanal skill of Swedish glass manufacturers are a lucky find. With sleek curves and an airtight seal to rival all others, these jars will undoubtedly put you one step closer to sealing a spot on GBBO.
Helmeted Man Print
The artist’s minimalist yet unapologetic style makes this a standout print for fans of quirky collectibles. Bearing down on you from a subtle orange background, the Helmeted Man is sure to raise some eyebrows and ruffle the feathers of traditionalists.
8x Varnished Wood-effect Coasters
The quality of the varnish on these coasters is second to none and is what sets them apart from other, less luxurious alternatives. Giving off the impression of having come directly from the trunk of an ancient oak, this is some of the most impressive faux-woodwork around.
We're extremely proud to support a fantastic local initiative and hope our small contribution goes some way towards helping someone who requires mental health care and support.
Since 1946, Dorset Mind has been a pioneering mental health charity that educates, challenges stigma and inequality and promotes recovery from mental ill health, empowering individuals of all ages to understand the recovery process and assisting them to develop resilience.
It provides 11 recovery and resilience-focused support groups across Dorset, which aim to educate people about the signs and symptoms of mental ill health. They also help people to identify and develop new coping skills.