Anniversary auction raises lots for charity

A Chorley firm has raised thousands for charity at its 20th anniversary gala dinner and grand auction.

Fairport Containers, based on Market Street, Adlington, celebrated the company’s 20th year in business with a black tie dinner at the Mercure Bolton Georgian House Hotel in Blackrod.

The 120 guests helped raise more than £3,000 for Cancer Research UK at the event, which featured a raffle and grand auction. Suppliers, customers and local businesses donated a wide variety of prizes including signed sporting memorabilia, event tickets, unique experience days and luxury furniture.

Fairport Containers has pledged to raise £20,000 for good causes during its 20th anniversary year and this latest event brings the firm’s running total to almost £14,000.

Company chairman and founder, Andrew Porter, said: “We are extremely proud to be celebrating our 20th year in business and wanted to take the opportunity to give something back to some of our favourite charities. We’d like to thank everyone who has donated money and prizes and helped us to raise this fantastic sum.”

Senior local fundraising manager for Cancer Research UK, Sarah McPhee, added: “I’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Fairport Containers for choosing Cancer Research UK as the beneficiary of this event. They have done a fantastic job of supporting us and the money raised will help fund our vital research and save lives.” Fairport Containers is the UK’s leading provider of commercial waste container refurbishment, remodelling, sales and hire.