AUCTION A ROARING SUCCESS!
Our Big Sleuth auction proved to be a roaring success with our bear-utiful bear sculptures raising a whopping £257,300 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity when they went under the hammer at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum on 12 October.
Thank you to everyone who placed bids and congratulations to the successful bidders who will be providing our stunning bears with their forever home. The top bids were as follows:
|Peony Passion||Michelle Turton||£8,000|
|The Bear That Cares||Lynsey Brecknall & Kieron Reilly||£7,000|
|Mother Bear||Jenny Tang||£6,200|
|Sweet William||Caroline Jariwala||£6,100|
|Peaky Blinders||Jon Jones||£5,900|
|Bradley’s Bear||Donna Newman||£5,500|
|Jungle Jenny||Jenny Leonard||£5,400|
|Brummie Bear||Slobodan Topalovic||£5,000|
We’ve been totally overwhelmed by the support for The Big Sleuth this summer. Funds raised from the sale of the bears at auction will help to fund life-changing initiatives at Birmingham Children’s Hospital that will help to make a child’s stay in hospital a bit more bear-able.
Louise McCathie, Director of Fundraising at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust said: “We are absolutely overwhelmed with the response to The Big Sleuth Auction, and are thrilled to have raised so much money for our hospital’s charity. The money raised will make a huge difference to the 90,000 sick kids our hospital cares for each year and we can’t thank our bidders and everyone involved in the project enough for their support.”
Thank you to everyone who helped us to bring The Big Sleuth to life this summer, including our Presenting Partners, London Midland and Vodafone, our Logistics partner Harrow Green, our sponsors Resorts World, Birmingham and Edgbaston Cricket Ground, our Media Partners Birmingham Mail and Free Radio and our Education Partner, The Schools of King Edward VI in Birmingham. Thank you also to Fieldings Auctioneers and ThinkTank Birmingham Science Museum for kindly hosting our auction.