Fun and fantastic charity auction in Ferring

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A “FUN and fantastic” night has raised £2,400 for two disabled children who need their homes renovated.

Saturday’s auction at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, was held in aid of William Moore and Iona-May Thorne, whose mums are trying to raise £50,000 to make their homes more suitable for the children’s needs.

William, two, of Ashurst Close, has severe dystonic motor disorder, while five-year-old Iona-May, from East Preston, has quadriplegic cerebral palsy.

Laura Moore, 35, William’s mum, said: “It was a fantastic night and everyone had a lot of fun.

“We had live music from Mick Short and magic from Greg Williamson which was superb. Ian Towning carried out valuations and had lots of photos taken with the guests, before holding the live auction which was really entertaining and loads of fun.

“Some people got some amazing bargains, whilst other things sold for way over their value. William and Iona-May had both painted a picture for the auction and they sold for a combined total of £85.

“The total raised on the night was over £2,400 which, of course, wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the local businesses that donated items, vouchers and their time.”

The next fund-raising event is on Saturday, October 29, and is a spooktacular seafront stroll. Anyone wanting to take part should meet at 5.30pm at the seafront playground at the bottom of George V Avenue, Worthing.

Sponsorship forms are available from Laura on 07515 870713 or by emailing