Harthill fracking campaigners to hold an auction with a difference

By Sam Cooper | 11/10/2017

Harthill fracking campaigners to hold an auction with a difference
Marnie Havard from Harthill with some of the items which will be auctioned off on Friday night. 171741-2

AN AUCTION with a difference will help draw in cash towards anti-fracking campaigners’ legal costs.

Harthill Against Fracking will host an Auction of Promises at the Village Hall, from 7.30pm on Friday, October 13.

Lots up for grabs include two hours of electrical work, two hours of gardening or ironing services.

It will also feature live music from singer Phil Booth and band Pocketful O’Nowt.

Marnie Havard, Harthill Against Fracking’s fundraising co-ordinator, said: “Lots of people are doing what they can but we are still in a bit of limbo with it all at the minute.

“If plans do get further ahead we will need environmental legal support and this auction will help raise money for that.

“We have been told that we can get the costs capped at £10,500, which is actually quite reasonable for legal costs.”

Ms Havard said the group had previously held raffles and collections but added the cash they raised had been “swallowed” up in printing costs for flyers and room hire for previous meetings.

“It would be nice if would raise £1,000 from the auction,” he said.

“We’ve got more than 1,000 letters of objection just for this site so there is a lot of support for what we’re doing in the village.”

Tickets for Auction of Promises cost £5 per person and include a pie and mash supper.

They are available from Tanimara Post Office or by calling Ms Havard on 07523 657273.

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