Auction raises £6,900!

Going, going … gone! Auctioneer Henry Hilditch does his stuff, ably assisted by NoSCBS committee members Linda Love (left) and Sarah Tempest (right)

A massive THANK YOU to all who supported our fantastic auction at the Armoury Hall on 29 June. We never imagined we’d raise such a colossal sum of money!

This was a real community effort, and so many different groups helped in so many ways: the local people and businesses who offered services or items for sale; the artists and makers who donated their works; the punters who braved the heat and came along to bid on the night; the hard-working volunteers who manned the bar and kept things running smoothly throughout the evening – and not forgetting our superb auctioneer Henry Hilditch, who never lost his cool despite the sweltering conditions and the frenzied pace of the bidding! 

What next?
With the auction behind us, we are now in a strong position to re-open negotiations with CVT. Although our lenders have asked us not to release details yet, we can tell you that we’ve comfortably exceeded our community share target of £150k and are now setting up the other finance we need in order make a further offer for the building.

So … fingers crossed and watch this space!