PUBLISHED: 12:30 02 July 2016
An auction raised further funds for Brixington Community Church but there is still a long way to go.
The ‘auction of promises’, which the Journal reported on last week, raised £1,448 towards its church’s £2.6 million redevelopment.
Its highest lot, a signed Exeter Chiefs rugby shirt, went for £110 while a signed rugby ball raised £70 for the cause. The Scalextric set sold for £70.
John Bussell, the events organiser, was disappointed by the turnout for the auction but is still hopeful of raising funds.
He said: “I was very pleased with the amount we raised. Some of the lots went for quite a bit of money. It is drip by drip really so we keep lugging on and raising the money.”
Mr Bussell plans to have a rest before looking into more ways of raising money for the church.
He said: “I am not sure what we have planned for the rest of the year, but it has given us food for thought.”