Promises galore at auction event for Home-Start funds

Home-Start East Lindsey EMN-150114-122322001
Home-Start East Lindsey EMN-150114-122322001

A signed film poster donated by Jim Broadbent, original paintings from renowned artist Anastasia Lewis and a plethora of pampering are among the items up for grabs at a charity auction of promises this month.

The Heneage Arms at Hainton is hosting the Auction of Promises event on Saturday, January 31 in aid of local family charity Home-Start East Lindsey.

There are more than 50 different promises available to bid for, all generously donated in good faith by local people and supporters of the charity.

Diverse in both nature and value, the promises range from making and mending, gardening, dog walks and cake baking to a ceramics weekend, stays in several holiday homes in various locations, personalised art works, photo shoots, lessons in art, Zumba and guitar, as well as music performances wherever and whenever you want them.

“We are delighted to have had the last-minute boost of two original paintings donated by renowned artist Anastasia Lewis,” said Home-Start’s Fiona Griffin.

“The full list is available to view on our facebook page and website, where information about how to place an early bid may also be found, for anyone interested but unable to attend on the day.”

Home-Start East Lindsey hopes the day will raise awareness about their work, helping families with young children in the local area, as well as raising money through the auction.

The event runs from 12 noon to 3pm, with the auction starting at 1.30pm prompt, with professional auctioneer James Laverack of John Taylor’s at the helm.

And although the event is not ticketed, the Hainton Arms’ talented chef has kindly agreed to run a ‘lite bite’ lunch for £5. To give some idea of numbers for this, lunch tickets are available from Fiona Griffin on 01507 610665 .

Home-Start East Lindsey is a local family charity, currently providing support to more than 170 families each year through a team of trained volunteers.

The charity helps families with younger children, meaning those with at least one child under eight.

Families who receive support may be experiencing difficulties for many reasons, including post-natal illness, disability, bereavement, illness of a parent or child, or social isolation which may be exasperated by living in a rural area.

For further information on Home-Start East Lindsey visit their website at or find them on Facebook.