bidding! Silent auction for mini-lighthouses starts in Burnham
mini lighthouse trail comes to an end next week after a successful
summer display - and residents can now submit bids to buy the
colourful wooden structures.
of the 6ft-replicas of the town's iconic beach lighthouse have
been on show since May in local shops and businesses.
Now, organisers are selling the lighthouses for charity via a
silent auction and bidders are being urged to register their interest
before the deadline of midnight this Sunday (August 31st).
prices start at £100 as a rough guide but all sensible bids
will be seriously considered and the highest bid will win a lighthouse
to take home," said Sarah Berryman from HABA
(Highbridge and Burnham Artists).
suggest that bidders specify which of the lighthouses they are
interested in, along with a second and third choice to maximise
their chance of winning one."
listing all of the lighthouses are available now from the
tourist information centre on Burnham seafront and GW
Hurleys and please see
the HABA website for full instructions."
The successful auction winners will be contacted within one week
of the auction closing.
Sarah explained that a physical auction of the lighthouses would
not be taking place. "The recommendation from local auctioneers
is to hold a silent auction instead of a physical one to maximise
the funds raised for our charity."
proceeds will go to Burnham-based cancer support charity Petal,
which is run in memory of resident Christine Woodberry who died
"The Burnham Lighthouse Trail team are so very grateful
for all the support shown during the trail and would like to thank
everyone involved - the sponsors, the artists, the builders, and
the locations who have hosted them," added Sarah.
said that trail maps are still available to buy from the tourist
information centre on Burnham's seafront and participating shops
until September 1st. The tourist information centre also
has lighthouse mugs, keyrings and fridge magnets available as
well as the postcards.