Mayor of Reading to host a Reading-themed online auction for chosen charities

News from: Reading Borough Council

The Mayor of Reading, Cllr Rachel Eden, is working with local businesses and organisations to raise money for good causes in an online Mayoral Auction.

A wide range of Reading-based businesses and organisations have already pledged lots which include a headshot photoshoot from Viva Photography, a set by The Eric Tildiss Function Band, guided walks, a range of hampers, champagne afternoon tea for two at the Roseate and a silhouette portrait session.

The auction, which will open to bids on Thursday 1 December, will raise funds for the Mayor of Reading’s chosen charities – Parenting Special Children, ACRE and The Duchess of Kent Hospice (Sue Ryder Care). It will also highlight and promote Reading’s vibrant charity, community and business sectors. There are items to suit a range of budgets and many of the items are very suitable as Christmas gifts – although you might want to keep them.

An online catalogue is open for viewing on Monday 28 November, to allow everyone a chance to browse and choose the items to bid on. Bidders will then have between Thursday 1 and Sunday 4 December to place their bids. The auction will close on Sunday 4 December when successful bidders will be notified. Not-for-profit Charity auction specialist, Superstars, will be working alongside the Mayor’s team to run the auction.

To view the auction catalogue and make your bids please visit

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