A THRILLING charity auction has helped housebuilder Charles Church well on its way to reaching its £100,000 target for nominated charity Dreams Come True.

Desirable lots from a day golfing at Sunningdale to signed David Beckham sportswear all went under the hammer at the recent charity auction, held after a fundraising dinner at Wentworth Golf Club.

A total of £15,000 was raised for the charity that aims to lift the spirits of seriously and terminally ill children by enabling them to fulfil their most treasured dreams.

Camberley-based Charles Church nominated Dreams Come True as its chosen charity for a year and set a target of £100,000 — to be reached by June.

The evening was attended by more than 250 guests, many of them associated with the Charles Church brand, such as representatives from Romans Estate Agents, Nicholson Estates, Premier Energy Services, Taylor Woodrow and Brickability.

Dreams Come True spokesperson Emma Forbes was also on hand to give the evening a touch of celebrity.

After the champagne reception and dinner, guests were invited to bid for the glittering selection of lots and there were many further opportunities to donate throughout the night with casino tables and a silent auction.

Charles Church Southern sales manager and organiser of the event, Chris Warner, remarked on how successful the evening had been.

He said: “Charles Church is delighted at the outcome of what turned out to be a really fantastic evening, thanks to the generosity of companies who donated auction items, those who supported the evening and those who bid for lots.

“Dreams Come True is an exceptionally worthy charity and we hope that with our support it will be granted its own wish of making a dream a day for children up and down the country.”