Monday, January 17, 2005


Aberavon Labour to hold Tsunami fundraising auction

A special Valentine’s night auction is being held by the Aberavon Constituency Labour Party to raise funds for the victims of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster.

The night was initially planned as a political fundraiser but with the awful events that unfolded over the festive period, we decided as a local party to do whatever we could to help these people in their hour of need.

The generosity of the public, not only in Aberavon but across the whole of the UK, has been truly outstanding. The scale of the disaster was shocking in terms of the number of people who were killed and the devastation that it caused. Every penny raised from this auction will go towards those victims who need it most.

The auction takes place at the Four Winds Hotel on Monday, 14th February 2005 at 7pm. Entrance will cost £5 per person and this includes chicken and chips. All the entrance money will be donated to Macmillan Nurses, which is the Mayor’s Charity this year, as originally planned but we have decided to give the proceeds of the auction, which would otherwise have been used to fund our campaigning, to the Tsunami appeal.

The event is not restricted to Labour Party members and anyone who wants to make a contribution to the appeal or purchase an auction item is welcome to attend.

We are looking for items such as sporting or political memorabilia, unwanted Christmas presents or anything else that would be suitable for auction like this. We urge anyone who would like to donate an item for us to auction off to contact Cllr. Marian Lewis, treasurer of the Aberavon CLP before the 31st January on 01639 644893.

Our annual fundraising dinner which took place in October, raised over £330 benefiting young carers throughout the Constituency. We hope that this event will be as successful in raising much needed funds for the people who have been affected by this disaster.

To make a donation directly to the Tsunami appeal please follow this link or phone 0870 60 60 900.

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