Warrington, UK (17th March 2023) – Going, going… gone for a good cause! That was the aim of the hugely successful charity auction held in aid of Comic Relief by Birchwood-based advanced nuclear technology developer MoltexFLEX on Wednesday night.
All of the company’s employees donated a huge range of items and offers to be auctioned off – including fossils, a casino night experience, home-baked goodies, bottles of (allegedly) ‘headache-free’ wine, offers to clean desks or act as a taxi service, and even a two-night stay in a B&B in Scotland.
In all, the auction raised over £1,400 in aid of Comic Relief, with more employees still making pledges via JustGiving.com. The money will help support those struggling with the cost-of-living crisis as well as issues such as homelessness, mental health and food poverty in the UK and around the world. Comic Relief has also recently supported emergencies such as the drought in East Africa, the war in Ukraine and the recent earthquake in Syria and Turkey.
The biggest amount raised was for a breakdancing lesson from MoltexFLEX’s multitalented reactor physicist Eduardo Cuoc – who demonstrated his skills in person. Including a commitment from Eduardo to perform 25 ‘windmills’ at the next MoltexFLEX social event, it raised £204.
MoltexFLEX development chemist Joe Vickers was the auctioneer – donning a natty tweed jacket and red trousers to look the part. Meanwhile, metallurgist Ciara Fox took ‘phone bids’ from employees who couldn’t be there in person. Otherwise, employee friends and family members joined and had a great evening.
“The mission of Comic Relief chimes well with that of MoltexFLEX, as we’re striving to end energy poverty and aid development around the world,” said company CEO David Landon. “It goes to show how passionate our team members are about this mission that they devote their free time and energy towards similar good causes too.”
Make your donation to Comic Relief and help the charity’s work at www.comicrelief.com.