06:07PM, Thursday 05 November 2015
Skills will be up for grabs in an auction with a difference on Saturday.
The ‘man auction’ and raffle will raise money for 12-year-old Spencer Howse-Macbeth, who has bilateral quadriplegic cerebral palsy and is unable to sit up, stand or walk unaided.
His mum Holly Macbeth started an online fundraising page in July to raise money for a specialist bathroom and vital equipment for the youngster.
Spencer’s fundraising spurred many in the community into action, including two children who organised a lemonade stand and an afternoon of sponsored cart-wheels.
The event on Saturday at the Fox and Castle pub, in Burfield Road, Old Windsor, has been organised by friend Michelle Phillips and there will be men and women offering their specialist skills and services.
The event will cost £5 to attend and up for grabs in the auction is everything from a taxi ride to a Zumba class.
Pub landlord James Saunders said: “When Michelle came to me with the idea I couldn’t wait to get behind it.
“I’ve recently moved to Old Windsor and I’ve been surprised at the community spirit in the village.
“People care about each other. You don’t get it very much in this day and age, it’s wonderful.”
Tickets are available from the pub in advance or on the door. It gets underway at 7.30pm.
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