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Gifts for Giving Online Auction Launched

Following the great success of the recent Craft in Covid Online Auction, Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland is pleased to launch the brand-new Gifts for Giving Online Auction and is looking for donations of good quality items to raise vital funds for the charity.

The Craft in Covid Auction, held in August, generated great interest amongst crafters in the Cumbrian community, with over 270 items kindly donated and over £6,000 raised for the charity. With this success in mind, and by popular demand of donors and bidders alike, the Hospice at Home Fundraising Team have planned another auction in the lead up to Christmas.

Cath Coates, Fundraiser for Hospice at Home said: “With many ‘on the ground events’ postponed or cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the charity needed to diversify and offer new events online. We were thrilled with the response to our Craft in Covid Auction, that we decided to add another occasion to our fundraising calendar. We hope our supporters will shop with us this Christmas and we look forward to sharing the online catalogue from 15th – 30th November 2020.”

The charity is now asking for donations of lots, with suggestions including Vouchers, Experiences, Luxury Hampers, Handmade Items, or Festive items. To offer an item, please visit before the end of October and complete the form. Alternatively, please call The Fundraising Office on 01768 210719.

Cath added “We hope everyone enjoys the opportunity to donate to and/or bid on this special auction. The funds raised from this event will enable the Hospice at Home Clinical Team to provide vital care and support for patients at the end stages of life. Every penny really does make a huge difference. Thank you in anticipation of your support.”

Anyone interested in raising funds or volunteering please contact the Hospice at Home Fundraising Office 01768 210719 or visit

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