30 Jul '14, 1pm

Charities benefit from Metro lost property auction

Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has raised over a thousand pounds for charity from its Metro lost property auction. A total of £1,258 has now been officially handed over to good causes, while many other unclaimed items have been recycled or donated to charities. The Metro Lost Property Auction - the first one to be held by Nexus since 2009 – saw 4,000 items go under the hammer. The auction was held at Park Lane Interchange in Sunderland on 19 June, with an array of lots up for sale, from the mundane, to the more weird and wonderful. The money raised has been donated to the chosen charities of the Mayor of the City of Sunderland, Cllr Stuart Porthouse. The charities are Age UK Sunderland, Action on Dementia Sunderland and NSPCC Childline Sunderland. Scores of other items of lost property have been recycled or donated to charities, both locally and ove...

Full article: http://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/charities-benefit-metro...

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