A charity auction in Cromer raised £1366.66 for Women’s Aid, Cromer’s Wellington pub was packed with locals and visitors demonstrating compassionate community spirit.
Organizer and host Rebecca Rowe said she was overwhelmed with the response, she added “I felt quite emotional, I’m truly grateful to some very generous people out there who donated prizes, some total rock stars for bidding on them and my crack team of helpers”
Richard Howard spearheaded the two and a half hour auction offering some top prizes including, tea for two at the ‘Houses of Parliament with North Norfolk MP, Norman Lamb.
Women’s Aid is the national domestic violence charity that helps up to 250,000 women and children every year. They tirelessly work to end violence against women and children.
Rebecca is currently in training for her first Virgin London Marathon in April to fundraiser for Women’s Aid. Last year, she completed Tough Mudder challenge and through the generosity of friends and family, raised £835 for the charity.
This year, Rebecca needs to raise £2,500 so will be calling on those friends and family again to dig deep. She said “There’s also talk of an ‘outfit’ for me to wear while I’m running on the big day in exchange for some serious sponsorship dollar”
For more information on Rebecca’s marathon effort and to make donations visit
Women’s Aid Federation Of England
Women’s Aid Auction Prizes Included: 1. Tan Suede clutch bag from Lily B, Cromer, worth £20. 2. One hour Personal Training session with Michele Gray at Room4Results worth £28. 3. Full Car Valet from the Cromer Car Centre worth £60. 4. Any two breakfasts + Hot Drinks from Breakers Café, Garden Street Cromer. 5. Full Body Swedish Massage from Beauty Boutique, Cromer. 6. Vidal Sassoon Ceramic Hair Straighteners from J B Postle in Cromer, worth £19.95 7. Eugenio Collavini Brut from Harper Wells Shop in Norwich: £17 + £10 Voucher. 8. Massage at Laura’s Sanctuary in North Walsham worth £20. 9. Jewellery box donated by Ruth Tate’s Mum and my aunt Triffy. 10. Two UEA Norwich tickets for Irish punk rock band, Stiff Little Fingers tickets worth £40. 11. Box of three ales from the local brewery Norfolk Brewhouse in Hindringham and a brewery Tour and Tasting for two. 12. Handmade Bombay Duck bag and ‘And Mary’ key necklace from Coco’s Ladies Fashion in Holt, worth £25 13. Afternoon Tea for two at The Sea Marge Hotel in Overstrand, worth £19.90. 14. Personal Training session and four week training plan donated by Nick Bond at Norfolk Sports Coaching and Personal Training, worth £50. 15. Full Body Massage at Beautique in Norwich 16. Products from Abi’s salon, Images Hairdressers. 17. Large 16” Plush ‘Waddles’, Ty Beanie Penguin from Macca’s Mum, Judith in Starlings Sheringham, worth £24. 18. Ten sessions of GRIT High Intensity workout at Splash in Sheringham, worth over £50. 19. Personal Training session with Garry Thompson at Splash Sheringham, worth £20. 20. Chelsea Pink Bouquet with roses and oriental lilies donated by online florist Bunches.co.uk worth £28. 21. Dinner for two at Constantia Restaurant in East Runton. 22. Also from Andreas, Location photography shoot for family or individual with disc of 25-30 images, Fuoco Photography. 23. Fitsteps Class at Marlene’s School of Dancing, Cromer. 24. Zumba Class at Marlene’s School of Dancing, Cromer. 25. Dinner for two and wine in the restaurant or £20 Takeaway voucher at Mary Janes. 26. Red Berries Wax Lyrical candle donated by Jarrolds Cromer, worth £20. 27. Jigsaw from Bertram A. Watts, Sheringham worth £10. 28. £10 Voucher from Morrisons Cromer. 29. Four hours of gardening from Splendid Gardens worth £60. 30. Sunday Roast for 2 at The Welly Courtyard Restaurant. 31. Bouquet from Emma Askew at The Rose Garden on Mount Street in Cromer. 32. TIGI Bedhead 750ml Epic Shampoo and Conditioner from Cassie Mills Hair worth £28. 33. OPI Nail Polish from Cassie Mills Hair Salon Worth £12 34. Two Course Sunday Lunch for two at The Mill Café Bar & Restaurant in Norwich. 35. Afternoon Tea for at Pandora’s Kitchen in Norwich. 36. Dinner for 4 at No1 Cromer Fish and Chips restaurant. 37. Portrait Photography session from Jessica Elisze Photographer with a 10” x 8” print. Total package worth: £170. 38. Children’s Birthday Party with Bouncy Castle at Cromer Sports Centre, worth £120. 39. Handmade jewellery box from Kieran Robinson. 40. Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Blakeney Hotel worth £48. 41. Day Boat Hire on Norfolk Broads for up to 8 people from Barnes Brinkcraft worth £100. 42. Two Pier Show Tickets from the Pavilion Theatre worth £40. 43. Tea on the Terrace for two people at Houses of Parliament with North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb. Includes tour of House of Common.