East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) has enjoyed its best-ever week on eBay, taking an incredible £4,784.
EACH auctioned 195 items last week, the star lots being individual pieces of a green and yellow, butterfly-themed Aynsley pottery set.
A coffee pot sold for £500, a sugar bowl for £150, a milk jug for £125, whilst cups and saucers went for £250 to a buyer from New York, in the US.
Jason High, EACH eBay Manager, said: “We’re coming across more and more gems as our eBay store continues to grow. This record-breaking week, that bettered those in which we auctioned Ed Sheeran’s old clothes, took our income for January to £13,004.
“The money raised is invaluable as we have to raise almost £6 million a year to sustain our vital care and support service. Our success on eBay wouldn’t be possible without the fantastic support of a small team, though. If anyone has a few spare hours to volunteer during the week, please get in touch – we’d love you to join us!”
EACH’s eBay store opened in its current form in March 2015 and the charity now lists, sells, packages and posts around 900 items every month. This operation takes place at EACH’s Retail Distribution Centre in Thetford.
EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia and supports their families.