Banbury's Castle Quay mall to hold its first silent auction of lockdown creations

Castle Quay asking its artistic shoppers to donate products they have created during lockdown for its first ever charity silent auction.
Castle Quay holds its first charity silent auction and is appealing for lockdown artwork and craftsCastle Quay holds its first charity silent auction and is appealing for lockdown artwork and crafts
Castle Quay holds its first charity silent auction and is appealing for lockdown artwork and crafts

The collection of items will then be auctioned for charity from August 17.

Individuals should donate their creations including paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures, to the centre’s Customer Service Desk between August 1 - 14. The pieces will then be displayed in the centre from August 17 at the Lockdown Craft Gallery (located opposite the Gap Outlet store) for everyone to admire.

Private bids can then be made for items at the Customer Service Desk until August 28, with bids starting at £10.

All funds raised from the sale will be donated to Castle Quay's charity partner The Sunshine Centre, Bretch Hill, which offers practical help, advice and guidance and emotional support to families in Banbury, ensuring children are happy and receive the best possible start in life.

Oliver Wren, Centre Director at Castle Quay Shopping Centre said, “This was an idea born out of our management team. We wanted to do something positive and original that would showcase the incredible things people made during lockdown – and then we thought how great it would be if we made money in the process for charity.

"The Sunshine Centre is an incredibly important organisation in our community so we really hope we raise as much money as possible, while showcasing Banbury’s undiscovered artistic talent.”