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Centre's auction to help survivors of Turkey-Syria earthquake

Published: 02/06/2023

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Generous parents and staff from Kids 1st Wynyard nursery in Billingham are raising funds for the survivors of the Turkey-Syria earthquake with an online auction of some prized sporting memorabilia.

Centre director Abi Tasker, who has family in the region, has organised the auction to support the UNICEF appeal which is working to help children affected by the disaster.

Abi said: “As someone who has regularly visited the region, my heart went out to those children traumatised by this awful event. 

“My team and I wanted to do something to help so we put a call out to the wonderful parents at our nursery and they came through with some fantastic auction and raffle prizes.”

Star items on offer through the nursery’s Facebook page are a Durham Cricket Club signed bat also signed by England player Scott Borthwick, a Kevin De Bruyne signed Manchester City football shirt with certificate of authenticity and a tooth whitening gift voucher and sonic toothbrush kit.

The online auction runs until midnight on 30 June 2023, with all funds going direct to the UNICEF appeal.

The centre will also be organising a raffle to raise further funds.

Abi Tasker added: “UNICEF are working to ensure children in the region are safe and secure, with access to suitable shelter, clean water and nutrition, as well as caring for their education and wellbeing.

“We are fortunate to have amazingly generous parents and staff here at Kids 1st Wynyard, and we hope the online auction will give the UNICEF appeal a huge boost.”

Kids 1st Wynyard in Billingham is an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated nursery, providing quality early years care and education for local babies, toddlers and pre-school children.

For more information call 0330 3338133.

Kids1st Billingham Wynyard - Online Auction Terms and Conditions:
1. Eligibility: The auction is open to individuals aged 18 and above
2. Bidding Process:

  • Bids can be placed by commenting on the auction post with the bid amount 
  • Bids must be in the currency specified (£) and should be in whole amounts only (no decimals or fractions)
  • The highest bid at the closing time specified will be considered the winning bid
  • Any bids placed after the specified closing time will not be considered

3. Closing Date and Time:

  • The auction will close on 30 June 2023 at midnight
  • The closing time is final and no further bids will be accepted after that time.

4. Winner Notification and Payment:

  • The winning bidder will be announced publicly on Facebook, through a comment on the auction post and privately through DM message
  • The winner will be contacted via direct message (DM) with instructions on how to complete the payment process
  • Payment in full must be made by the winner prior to the delivery of any item won
  • The winning bidder must make the payment within 48 hours from the time of notification
  • Payment must be made directly on the UNICEF’s website: https://www.unicef.org.uk/donate/syria-turkiye-earthquake/ and the winner must send us a proof of donation screenshot
  • If the winning bidder fails to make the payment within the specified deadline, the next highest bidder may be considered as the winner at the discretion of the organisers

5. Fund Distribution:

6. Disputes:

  • In case of any disputes or discrepancies, Kids1st Wynyard Billingham reserves the right to make the final decision