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Monday, 20 March 2017

£40,350 raised by the Porthleven Baulk Art Auction!




"Mighty oaks from little acorns grow" - well this case, who would have thought that 180 works of art from the broken harbour baulks would raise over £40,000 for the Fishermen's Mission! 

For the event, the services of Porthleven Community Interest group and friends were called upon - not only providing the marquee and all that went with it buy also the team behind the scenes throughout the auction.  With an outstanding performance from auctioneer David Lay at one end competing at times with a noisy bar courtesy of the Harbour Inn at the other a throng of bidders competed with each other for 180 amazing works of art - with individual prices blown sky-high at times by a host of online bidders!

A huge thanks to all concerned and the Porthleven Community for providing such a great venue and atmosphere - the money raised will go directly to supporting Cornish fishermen and their families in times of need - awesome!