Charity auction at Wisbech Grammar School raises more than �4,000 for disaster relief

A CHARITY auction raised thousands of pounds for disaster victims around the world. The auction at Wisbech Grammar School raised more than �4,000 to provide emergency shelter for people caught in disasters. The school s four houses were asked to raise fun

A CHARITY auction raised thousands of pounds for disaster victims around the world.

The auction at Wisbech Grammar School raised more than �4,000 to provide emergency shelter for people caught in disasters.

The school's four houses were asked to raise funds to pay for four ShelterBoxes, which provide temporary equipment for people who have been displaced.

However students from the Holmes house managed to raise so much cash that the school has been able to buy eight of the packs.

Jan Wildman, head of the Holmes house, said: "I was genuinely thrilled by the amount we raised in one evening.

"I am particularly pleased with the members of Holmes house, who worked so hard during the day in preparation, and the team of 24 students who turned out for the evening."

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Each ShelterBox costs �490 and contains a tent for a family of 10, as well as sleeping bags, thermal blankets, a stove, saucepans and a water purification device.

The school raised �4,250 in total after auctioning items such as tickets for an England rugby match, a tour of the Houses of Parliament and a drive in a vintage Bentley.