Bremont auction raises £24,000
An auction by watch company Bremont has raised an incredible £24,000 for the Children’s Air Ambulance.
The online auction which was supported by big name celebrities including actor Hugh Bonneville and TV presenter Charley Boorman ran for two weeks and got an amazing response.
The items up for auction were: A Spitfire flight, lunch with Charley Boorman, half a day shooting with EJ Churchill, lunch with Hugh Bonneville, Bremont DH-88 watch box by Globe-Trotter, Ninja Warrior with Ben Shephard, Bremont DH-88 leather document folder and a coaching session with Lewis Moody.
The auction was announced at the glittering launch of the Bremont DH-88 limited edition at Shuttleworth in Bedfordshire.
Founded by two British Brothers, Nick and Giles English, Bremont Watch Company produce beautifully engineered, durable pilot’s watches inspired by a love of aviation, adventure and all things mechanical. The company’s UK base is at Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.
Giles English, Bremont Co-Founder, said: “The Children’s Air Ambulance is a charity that is very close to our hearts, both Nick and I have had our lives saved by them and the work they do is invaluable. With no government support we need to do as much as we can to help them keep up their great work and increase their service.”
The amount raised is enough to pay for nine emergency transfers. The Children’s Air Ambulance provides high speed transfers for critically ill children. We receive no government funding and rely on fundraising and donations from the public.
Bremont raised a further £626.50 for the Children’s Air Ambulance through donations from its online shop. The auction itself raised £23,885.
Tracy Grunwell, Air Ambulance fundraising co-ordinator, thanked Bremont for the donation and said: ”We are very grateful for Bremont’s support. This auction was a such an amazing success, raising a wonderful amount of money which will make real difference.”
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