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Evening Standard auction raises over £200,000

Evening Standard auction raises over £200,000

Evening Standard announces its charity auction result

London newspaper The Evening Standard has raised £206,617.86 from its auction in aid of youth charity Greenhouse. This beats last year’s total of £180,000.

The highest bid was for a triangular tennis tournament with Michael Sherwood, join CEO of Goldman Sachs,, and Chris Blackhurst, the Evening Standard’s business editor. This fetched £14,600.

A chance to shop with Kate Moss and Topshop owner Sir Philip Green in New York went for £14,200, and a trip to see fashion designer Donatella Versace backstage at one of her shows in Milan raised £8,600.

There were 220 lots on offer. Although some did attract high bids – the top 10 lots raised £63,175 – the average bid was £940.

www.standard.co.uk/auction

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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