Haxby and Wigginton residents helped local businesses raise £1,221 for improvement projects in the area by bidding for lots in a traders’ Easter Auction.
Local business owners donated 40 different items – including meals out, flowers, food and drink, PT sessions and even a luxury night’s break – to the Haxby and Wigginton Traders’ Association auction. The lots prompted a flurry of bids over two weeks as people pitched for a bargain.
Chris Cooper, Secretary of the Haxby and Wigginton Traders’ Association, said: “A huge thank you to everyone who got involved in what we hope was a great diversion in the run-up to Easter. It was an amazing range of auction lots.
He added: “We were thrilled that so many traders kindly made donations and that the auction attracted so much interest. It also reflected the fantastic shops, cafes, pubs, leisure activities and more that Haxby and Wigginton offers – many of which are opening their doors again this week.”
Haxby and Wigginton Traders’ Association staged the auction to help raise funds for projects such as providing bike racks close to the area’s shops and businesses, as well as planters and flowers to brighten the main approaches. The money raised means work is now afoot to instal the first bike racks and flowers. The traders also plan to extend the extremely popular Christmas lights beyond The Village, Haxby, in time for next Christmas.