Hundreds of pounds was raised for Burnham-On-Sea’s rescue hovercraft charity BARB Search & Rescue when a unique 50/50 auction was held on Saturday (October 13th).

The charity auction was held in St Andrew’s Church Hall with dozens of bidders in the audience.

Members of the public brought over 140 items to the hall during the morning and then collected 50% of the proceeds after the auction, with the other 50% going towards the BARB’s work.

Organiser Craig Dunbar said: “We were delighted with the turnout of bidders for the auction and the amount of lots – we thank everyone who supported BARB, raising £540 towards our work.”

Items sold during the afternoon ranged from original artwork to toys and tools. And there were a few unusual items sold too, including a farmers pitchfork and several musical instruments.

The man with the hammer was Terry Lock, a former Burnham-On-Sea auctioneer from Adam Auctions. A further follow-up auction is being planned for early 2019.