In an effort to help raise vital funds to support children with cancer and their families and to mark September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Wilsons Auctions is proud to be associated as a partner auction official at the Cancer Fund for Children (CFFC) at the Grand Daisy Ball taking place September 17 at the Shelbourne Hotel. The online auction is open to the public from today CLICK HERE with fantastic lots on offer for a very worthwhile cause.
Funds raised from the auction from now on and on the evening of the event will go towards a capital appeal to build the Cancer Fund for Children’s new short break therapy center, Daisy Lodge, which will be located in Cong, Co. Mayo.
If you love sport, there’s a range of prizes up for grabs, including signed Harry Kane football boots, a unique signed ‘Legends of Rugby’ book with tickets to England v South Africa and a Special framed Irish shirt signed by former Ireland and Ulster Rugby captain Rory Best, including two premium tickets for Ireland against South Africa at Aviva Stadium on November 5, 2022.
Horse racing enthusiasts have the option of bidding on a Coolmore Stud VIP experience for four with lunch and fine dining. Or if golf is your passion, a three-night stay with two days of golf for four at the Luxury Camiral at the PGA Catalunya Golf and Wellness Resort in Spain may be worthwhile.
The artwork is also listed in the exclusive auction catalog with a live in the night painting by local artist John Fitzgerald, one of Ireland’s leading equine artists and sculptors available for auction. Eoin O’Connor, a leading contemporary artist from County Wexford, has created a bespoke painting ‘The Daisy Lodge’ for the Cancer Fund for Children. The atmospheric sky in the painting offers hope, tranquility and peace, an almost magical escape, representing what a new Daisy Lodge will mean for so many families affected by childhood cancer.
Those who prefer to make a philanthropic donation have the option of offering a short therapeutic break to a family affected by childhood cancer at Daisy Lodge in Newcastle Co. Down.
Before the auction, auctioneer and director of Wilsons Auctions, Ricky Wilson, explained: “I am honored to be part of this wonderful event, not only to help raise funds for such an extraordinary cause, but also to publicize a charitable foundation that brings so much support and joy to children living with cancer across Ireland.
For those not attending the Gala Ball, all lots can be viewed at www.wilsonsauctions.com/timed-auction/listings?salecode=DO400 and commission offers can be arranged. For all enquiries, please contact [email protected]