Auction aims to raise funds for school

A fund-raising Auction of Promises, which is collecting money to help purchase outdoor seating for children at a village school, is being held tomorrow.

The event, in aid of Longhoughton CofE First School, takes place on the school’s field in a marquee and runs from 5pm to 6pm.

A wide range of lots have been submitted for the cause, both from local businesses and the community.

These include family passes to a number of Northumberland attractions, meal vouchers, a family portrait, an evening’s babysitting, a ‘slave’ for the afternoon and catering for a children’s birthday party, among others.

Entry into the marquee is free.

There will be tea and coffee available and payment for lots is by cash or cheque on the night.

For more details and to view the list of lots, visit