Auction of promises to help transport for Sunnyside Rural Trust

Claudia working at the Sunnyside Rural Trust

Claudia working at the Sunnyside Rural Trust

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An auction of promises is being held next week to raise funds for a trust which helps people with learning disabilities.

You can bid for unusual items such as a morning with a bee keeper, a tour of a police control room or expert garden design.

The Sunnyside Rural Trust’s auction of promises is on Friday, March 4, at 7.30pm, at the Aubrey Park Hotel, Hemel Hempstead Road, Redbourn.

The event will start with a glass of wine and light refreshments followed by the auction, which includes a whole range of items to suit all tastes. Bid for yourself or perhaps buy a gift for someone else.

All the money raised will be used towards the trust’s transport needs. The charity works with more than 120 local people with learning disabilities, the majority of whom would not be able to attend if it wasn’t for transport to and from their home or supported living accommodation.

Tickets for the event cost £7.50 and are available from the Hemel Food Garden farm shop, off Two Waters Way, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9BY, open 10am to 3pm, Monday to Saturday, or via www.ticketsource.co.uk/sunnysideruraltrust

For a full list of items in the auction visit www.sunnysideruraltrust/support-us/events

The Aubrey Park Hotel has chosen Sunnyside Rural Trust and Rennie Grove Hospice as their chosen charities for 2016 and has a calendar of events planned to support them.

Sunnyside Rural Trust provides work skills in horticulture to adults with learning disabilities at three sites in Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Northchurch.

They grow fruit and vegetables to organic principles, plants, keep chickens, make preserves and sell these as part of their social enterprise. They also carry out gardening work out in the community and do PAT testing.