A pub in the Moorlands is set to host a Remembrance Day auction on Sunday, November 14 to raise funds for a military charity. The Blacksmith Arms in Kingsley Holt will put on the 3pm event in honour of the Lee Rigby Foundation, a charity which is based in the Moorlands.
A pub in the Moorlands is set to host a Remembrance Day auction on Sunday, November 14 to raise funds for a military charity.
The Blacksmith Arms in Kingsley Holt will put on the 3pm event in honour of the Lee Rigby Foundation, a charity which is based in the Moorlands.
Pub landlady Danii Molloy was recently asked to become a trustee for the charity after supporting it since it moved to the Moorlands.
She explained the events that led up to the Lee Rigby Foundation being selected as the chosen charity.
“In 2019 I organised a charity auction for an armed forces charity and not long after that I decided that we should have a ‘nominated charity’ to raise money for,” Danii told the Times & Echo.
“I had not long been asked if we could pop a Lee Rigby charity tub on the bar, and at that point I realised that would be the perfect charity for everything we stand for.
“As we couldn’t hold our auction last year, we are continuing this year in aid of Lee Rigby Foundation.”
There are some jaw-dropping items up for sale including signed Frank Bruno, Ricky Hatton and Tommy Fury boxing gloves.
Danii is hopeful that the auction raises “a lot of money for the foundation, and everyone has a good day with us.”
She added: “This will be a fun-filled day with lots of fab auction prizes, all for a great cause.
“The work the foundation does is brilliant, and helps so many veterans and serving armed forces.”
Lyn Rigby, charity founder and mother of the late Lee, told the Times & Echo she was looking forward to the day.
She said: “It’ll be amazing. If people would like to come along to the event, we will be there as a family.
“It would be lovely to meet people and talk to people and tell them what the money is going to be raised for.
“I think it will be a good day, I’m looking forward to it. Come along have a chat and dig deep.”
To learn more about the auction, visit ‘Blacksmith Arms’ on Facebook.
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