Bidding to help youth

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More than £1,000 was raised at a Promises Auction to support the Todmorden Youth Caravan.

The auction at Todmorden Town Hall was the final fundraising event of Mayor of Todmorden Coun Margareta Holmstedt’s civic year.

More than 40 promises and offers from local people and businesses were auctioned on the night by Ian Peace, of Calder Valley Auctioneers.

Coun Holmstedt said: “It was brilliant. We raised over a thousand pounds.

“I absolutely could not believe it.”

The event also featured live music and those who attended tucked into a pie and peas supper.

Coun Holmstedt has raised a total of more than £5,000 for the Youth Caravan at fundraising events held over the past year.

“I’m very pleased,” she said. “I didn’t think that we would be able to do that.

“The money will go to help the youth of Todmorden.”

There are plans to set up a Friends of the Youth Caravan group to help fund the charity in the coming years.