Student auction raises money for visually impaired

Posted on 21st March 2013

Events Management students from the University of Chester turned auctioneers during an event to raise money for a local charity.


Flame Events, a company established by second year Events Management students, hosted the evening at Alexander’s Jazz Bar, which saw guests using ‘Flame Dollars’ which were bought in exchange for real currency, to bid on a ‘Man Auction’.

Guests had the chance to bid on volunteers from the Students’ Union’s Clubs and Societies, who in return would be the winning bidder’s personal waiters for one hour.

A raffle followed with some impressive items donated by local businesses up for grabs including vouchers for Nando’s, Chester Racecourse tickets, a meal for two with wine at Missoula, a Lovelinks bracelet form Rigby jewellers, Chester FC tickets, gift sets from LUSH, mini make-overs at the Body Shop, a girls night out at L’Occitane, vouchers and hair products from Regis Salon, a £25 voucher for Toby Carvery and bath treats from Molton Brown.

The team managed to raise £547.41 from the evening, which was sponsored by student night Beans at Cruise nightclub in Chester and web design service, Sigma Serve. The proceeds will be donated to Vision Support, a charity that operates in the Chester and North Wales area, serving those with vision impairment.  

Audrey Duncan, Regional Manager of Vision Support said: “We are very grateful to the Flame Events team for all their hard work in making this event successful. All the money they have raised will do so much good in the local community.”The Flame Events team

The Flame Events team

Rachael Hindle, team leader of Flame Events, said, “I’ve really enjoyed working with a great mix of people and local businesses. I can’t thank everyone enough for all their hard work in making this event a success. I was blown away by the generosity of willingness to get involved, not only with students but to help a local charity”.