During these difficult times, we have heard so many stories of people who have done so much to help and support others by going the extra mile. Age Concern Birmingham is giving people the opportunity to say thank you to someone who has made a difference in a way which also supports the work we are doing during the current crisis and beyond.

We have created two gift hampers, full of treats, which businesses, organisations and individuals can nominate someone to receive through our virtual auction.  Details of the contents of each hamper are as follows:

Hamper One:

A set of Laura Ashley photo frames
Disney slipper socks
A magnetic shopping list and pen
Six white jasmine votive candles
Danish butter cookies
Sterling silver fashion earrings
A Cath Kidston beauty bag with contents
A hot chocolate mug with marshmallows
A bubble therapy kit for wine
A bottle of white wine
A fashion necklace
Handmade soap
A glitter key ring
A Burt’s Bees lip and cuticle set
Heroes chocolates

Hamper Two:

A wine tasting kit
A bottle of red wine
Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey mini
bottle & tumbler set
Men’s leather gloves
A Marks & Spencer Autograph toiletry
bag with toiletries
Funny face beer mats
Handmade soap
A Stella Artois pint glass
Heroes chocolates
A Help 4 Heroes T shirt (size L)

All you have to do to take part is send an email to info@ageconcernbirmingham.org.uk or post a letter to us at 76-78 Boldmere Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B73 5TJ with the following information:

Which hamper you are bidding for

The name of the person who you would like to receive the hamper

How much you would like to donate in a bid for the hamper which will then be given to the person of your choice in Birmingham.

Your name and contact details

The auction will close on 24th June 2020 and arrangements will be made to deliver the hamper to the person nominated by the highest bidders for each. If all parties agree we would like to
capture this for inclusion on our social media and website. If we receive more than one highest bidder of the same amount, Margaret will draw names out of a hat and this will be shared via
social media. If you are the highest bidder we will contact you so you can add a personalised note to the hamper prior to delivery.

All of the money raised from the auction will go towards Margaret’s Mission, a campaign driven by our trustee Margaret Birkett in response to the increased need to provide support to our most vulnerable older adults as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. By being part of ‘Margaret’s Mission’, you will help Age Concern Birmingham to achieve two fundamental aims:

• No older person should go a week without a friendly chat or a visit

• No older person should go without food

Thank you for your support and good luck in being the highest bidder!