A school is holding an online auction to raise money to refurbish its classrooms – and winners could take home a new bike, a wine hamper, or even a Christmas turkey.

Broadmayne First School is unable to hold its Christmas fayre this year due to coronavirus restrictions. The event raised more than £2,000 last year.

The Friends at Broadmayne (FABs) have been keen to come up with a new fundraising scheme so that the school does not miss out, and they have landed on an online auction.

The silent auction will take place over the whole of next week and there are 30 lots for bidders to try and win.

The lots have all been donated by local businesses and include a camping trip, afternoon tea, a Christmas tree and a television.

Claire Galloway, a FAB and parent to a child in Year 2, said: “Businesses have gone above and beyond in terms of donations, especially at a time when so many of them are struggling and we are incredibly grateful to them.

“The donations are all things that people could give as Christmas presents so, instead of going shopping, you can try and bid for them instead.”

FABs are hoping the auction will raise £5,000 for the school which will be used to refurbish five classrooms by the time pupils start the new school year in September 2021.

Claire said: “All the FABs have children within the school who we hope will reap the benefits from the money raised by the auction. The school has been amazing and so supportive to us all during lockdown. They put so much in place for the kids who have all felt really safe and happy so this is our way of trying to give something back.”

The auction will begin at 9am on November 23 and close at 9pm on November 29.

The person with the highest bid at the end of the week will win the lot and they must pay the amount stipulated within seven days - if not, the prize is offered to the next highest bidder.

Winners must be able to collect the lots from the school.

Visit https://platform.nationalfundingscheme.org/fabs-auction