Bargains galore at Hogg auction

Shaun Hoggs parents, Sheila and Alec Hogg, left, with some of the visitors to the auction

Shaun Hoggs parents, Sheila and Alec Hogg, left, with some of the visitors to the auction

  • by John Turner

Organisers of an annual charity auction in Douglas are hoping to have raised around £4,000 from their efforts.

Shaun Hogg, who organises the event each year, said numbers were slightly down on last year but he thought around 180 people attended and no final figures had been calculated as yet.

‘We are always grateful for whatever we get and and we would like to thank everyone for their generosity,’ he said.

The auction which takes place at the Palace Hotel, is to raise money for the Hogg Motorsport Association which, along with the Rob Vine Fund, finances medical equipment for use around the the Mountain Course as well as other motorsport events in the Isle of Man such as the S100 races, meetings at Jurby, car rallies and stock car meetings at Onchan stadium.

This year saw a large number of paintings and photographs donated and an original painting by artist Paul Parker was sold for £410.

Former Manx Grand Prix racer and Senior race winner Nigel Barton, who runs an hotel in the Lake District, donated a weekend for two. This proved a popular item and was sold for £170, Mr Hogg said.

‘There were lots of excellent photographs which were selling for £40 to £50 so there were bargains to be had and another popular item was a large panoramic photo of Parliament Square.’

Mr Hogg thanked radio presenter Chris Kinley, who acted as auctioneer, and Terry Holmes of the TTMA who ran the raffle. Thanks also went to the staff at the Palace Hotel and all buyers and donors. Anyone still interested in buying any left over items should contact Mr Hogg on 427771.


See lots of pictures from this event in the Manx Independent - in shops now.




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