A special 'online' auction will raise much needed funds for the charity that built and runs the Royal Borough's new children's hospice.

Lockdown has put a stop to vital sources of income for the Alexander Devine Children's Services charity.

So the Windsor based events company Penguins which is on the Vansittart estate teamed up with Superstars Charity Auctions management company to put on a special auction.

The auction will contribute to the £1.6million the charity needs each year to run the hospice and provide vital home care for families looking after sick children at home.

Penguins has helped the charity run big fund raising events in the past.

Its project manager Amy Ward said: "Alexander Devine is such a special charity and so close to our hearts. Penguins have always supported with their Heaven Sent Ball each year and when the ball had to be postponed because of Covid-19, we still wanted to offer our support but needed to find a different way to do it."

Items up for auction include a Strictly Come Dancing masterclass with Kristina Rihanoff for up to 12 people, a Game of Thrones set tour and an Ascot box for 16 people.

A blue sapphire and diamond gold pendant and a Manchester United presentation signed by Wayne Rooney are among the other choice items.

The auction opened to bids on Monday and will run for two weeks with successful bidders announced on Sunday, July 19.

CEO and Co-founder of Alexander Devine Children's Services Fiona Devine said: “ This year would have been our 12th Heaven Sent Ball with Penguins at our side, but sadly due to Covid-19 we have had to cancel the event as well as most of our fundraising activities for the foreseeable future.

"Our fundraising opportunities are currently quite limited so the amazing support of businesses like Penguins is vital in generating the funds we need to continue to be there for families that depend on us.”

For more information on the auction and the lots available click here: https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/penguins4alexanderdevine#none