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Barnsley Locals Auction Plan For Needy

Friday February 10 2012

A group of Barnsley locals have set up a group on Facebook to organise auctions for needy people.

The group - called Freecycle In Barnsley South Yorkshire - was set up to allow people to give away their items to people who needed them. But, in recent weeks, the members took a vote to auction off some of the items to raise money for some of the members,

So far they've raised £125 to buy a new bike for a boy, £260 for a headstone for a stillborn baby who died in 2009 and £126 to replace a plaque on a gravestone after the original was stolen.

Spokesman Ayli Crossland said the next auction would be on Tuesday (February 14). She said: "This time we decided to raise money for the children's ward at the hospital. Some of the members have had children who have been treated in there. They need new play equipment so we thought we'd try to help."

The group is also looking for a town centre venue to host a makeover party - if they find somewhere it will be held on February 17. For more info or suggestions, contact fisby2012@yahoo.co.uk.

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Reply Posted by Brian Hanson on Friday February 10 2012 at 12:53
This is a good idea. I wish the group all the best of luck in their endevours

Reply Posted by lmjohnson1 on Friday February 10 2012 at 14:48
i av participated in these auction, for me they r a fantastic way ov meeting new ppl as well as getting rid ov unwanted items n raising money for worthy causes as well. ive met a lot ov ppl n made a lot ov friends thru these auctions :) keep up the good work guys n gals

Reply Posted by Ayli Crossland (Fibsy Admin) on Friday February 10 2012 at 15:07
Thanks guys we have alot of companies who have donated items so there will be loads of brand new items up for auction but remember anyone can donate even second hand items if anyone wants a link to the auction group plz just ask. We have been offered Walk About on Monday 26th March 11 till 5 and we will be giving away free make overs by a qualified make up artist so please get in touch, Thanks for your support x

Reply Posted by Sylvia Ann Chambers on Saturday February 11 2012 at 00:08
this group as only been running a few months and they have done some amazing work ,, it,s about time some did something for nothing i,ll been donating some stuff