Whisky, Harry Potter books and North Sea oil samples raise £1,600 at Aberdeen Journals’ charity auction

© Heather FowlieLynn Batham from Charlie House, Neil Simpson and Emma Leiper-Finlayson, Sue Ryder
Lynn Batham from Charlie House, Neil Simpson and Emma Leiper-Finlayson, Sue Ryder

Whisky, a set of Harry Potter books, framed paintings, and even North Sea oil samples have gone under the hammer, raising more than £1,000 for two good causes.

The items formed part of a charity auction by Aberdeen Journals at its former home on Lang Stracht after the move to Marischal Square.

The sale of the items owned by the company, including TV sets and a set of Harry Potter books signed by JK Rowling, raised £1,697.50 for charities Charlie House and Sue Ryder’s Dee View Court.

The auction was hosted by Thainstone Specialist Auctions, part of the ANM Group, who donated their time for free.

Neil Simpson, business development manager and asset valuer at Thainstone Specialist Auctions, said: “It was fun and it was great to be part of an event that raised some money for the two well-known charities.”

Emma Leiper-Finlayson, capital appeal manager at Sue Ryder, said: “It’s thanks to the continued commitment and support of those like Aberdeen Journals that we’ve reached the milestone £2.3 million of our £3.9m fundraising target.”

And Lynn Batham, fundraising team lead at Charlie House, said: “This generous donation will go on to support babies, children and young people with complex disabilities.”

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