Last chance to bid for celebrity prizes on charity auction

The auction at www.communitybidder.co.uk closes tomorrow at 6pm

The auction at www.communitybidder.co.uk closes tomorrow at 6pm - Credit: Archant

THOUSANDS of pounds have been pledged for Comet country causes through an online auction but there’s still time to bid before tomorrow’s (Saturday) deadline.

So far bids totalling more than £22,000 have been made for one-off celebrity prizes with all the proceeds going to Stevenage-based charity Cancer Hair Care and Hartsfield JMI School in Baldock.

A surge of bids have been made since the website – www.communitybidder.co.uk – was featured in the Comet last week but readers can still make their mark before the auction closes at 6pm tomorrow.

“All week patients and supporters have been busy bidding at communitybidder.co.uk and it’s so fantastic to see that the bids are already two thirds of the way to making our target of £30,000,” said Jasmin Gupta, founder of Cancer Hair Care, which supports cancer patients who have suffered hair loss.

“It’s incredibly exciting as for the first time ever we are able to commit to regular hair loss sessions at children’s cancer units. Last week a little girl came to see me who was just seven years old and has lost all of her hair. We were able to support her with over £300 worth of specialist headwear so that she can return to school.

“If people can continue to place their last bids now, just maybe we can ensure that every little head who needs covering up during cancer treatment can be looked after.”