HotSpring Raises Over Â£11,000 for Honey Lock Fund
On Saturday 19th July 2008, HotSpring Hot Tubs held a charity auction at their Chelmsford showroom to raise money for The Honey Lock Fund in order to help donate a brand new HotSpring Hot Tub for a little girl called Honey Lock who has Cerebral Palsy.
The Hot Tub most appropriate for Honey was a HotSpring Sovereign Hot Tub, priced at around Â£8000 which presented quite a challenge, so HotSpring promised that for every target Â£1 raised at auction, HotSpring would donate Â£1 to the fund. The target was set to raise roughly Â£4000 from 18 part-exchanged hot tubs, all with a starting bid at just Â£1.
The day started grey and wet at 09.00am, heavy rain and the threat of thunder loomed overhead, however, HotSpring staff who had donated their own time were determined not to let this dampen their spirits, so they fought on through the rain to set up the event and save the BBQ. The determination paid off, the sun came out, the clouds went away and the people started to arrive at around 10.00am.
During the auction preview between 10.00am and 12.00pm, the crowd grew to over 150 people, the hot dogs smelt great and there was a sense fun and family spirit in the air. By 11.30am the large happy crowd were eagerly making notes on their prospective purchases and at 12.00pm Huw Chivers, Managing Director of HotSpring Spas called the auction to begin.
The first hot tub went for only Â£50, but next lot was won for Â£850. With each lot won, the sense of excitement grew. Some sold for over Â£1000 each others for only hundreds, but in the end the auction raised Â£6,417.00 for Honey.
The day was an outstanding success, when I asked Mr Lock, father of Honey Lock, how he thought it went he said â€œItâ€™s far beyond our expectationsâ€ and seemed very pleased with the morningâ€™s events. Mr and Mrs Lock along with Honey attended the auction from start to finish.
The grand total raised was Â£11,022.09Â For more details visit www.hotspring.co.uk
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