Artisans raise cash

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Artisans have helped raise £2,500 for a Bakewell based charity.

Members of Peak District Artisans raised the cash for Helen’s Trust with a silent auction.

Fifteen pieces – some of which were designed specifically for the auction – were donated by members of the group.

A Magic Night at the Opera raised £500 for the trust, contributing to the final amount raised.

Speaking on behalf of Helen’s Trust, community fund–raiser Sophie Gill said: “We’re delighted to receive the proceeds raised from the silent auction.

“Helen’s Trust is entirely reliant on voluntary income and the Peak District Artisans generosity will help to make a real difference to local people with terminal illness.”

The group’s Chairman, Chris Farrow said: “The auction was a resounding success, it’s great to be able to support Helen’s Trust and the fantastic work they do.”

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