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GDA's auction night raises £7,000

GDA's debut auction fundraiser raises a record-breaking amount
  
The evening of Friday 6th November saw local deaf charity, Gloucestershire Deaf Association (GDA) host their first ever Auction of Promises fundraiser. The occasion held at Stroud Auction Rooms, was attended by over 70 people each vying to get their hands on the selection of lots up for grabs.

Those in attendance included MP for Stroud, Neil Carmichael, Chairman of Stroud District Council, Mark Rees and Sheriff of Gloucester, Jim Beeley.  

Local businesses from Ecotricity and Forest Green Rovers to The Coterie in Cirencester and Gloucester Ski Centre had donated items for the charity to auction off. Together the lots raised over £7,000 to help fund GDA’s award-winning charitable services which support thousands of people living with hearing loss in Gloucestershire. 

GDA’s Chief Executive, Jenny Hopkins said “Friday’s event was an incredible occasion for GDA – for our first venture into such fundraising we are delighted with the outcome. Of course we couldn’t have done any of this without the support of such generous local businesses and the expert advice and guidance of Stroud Auction Rooms who were instrumental in putting the evening together.”

Money raised from the evening will help fund services such as five lip-reading classes across the county, a monthly lunch club for elderly Deaf BSL users, children and youth deaf clubs, employment support for Deaf BSL users, hearing aid support and specialist listening aid equipment installation, plus much more.  
 
 View photos from the evening here
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