Fundraising partners Nicola Reed and Trish Godber from Helston raised a grand total of £2,500 through a charity auction on Friday night.

Held at the Blue Anchor pub, the auction was given a helping hand from Barclay’s Bank, which match funded a percentage of the sale’s takings.

Money raised at the auction will go towards Nicola and Trish’s impending four-day trek of the Inca Trail in Peru later this year, which they will carry out for the Royal British Legion and Beating Bowel Cancer, two charities very close to their hearts.

The RBL supported Nicola and her family after her mum Ann died from complications due to a fall. Trish’s dad Peter died from bowel cancer two months before she was born.

Auction lots included private surf lessons with Dan Joel, riding at Poltesco Stables, a rugby ball and shirt donated by Brewers of Helston and a framed photograph of Porthleven surf by Dan Lilley.

Among the most popular lots was the chance to sing on stage with the band Bobby’s Helmet, who also performed on the auction night.

In addition to the auction a “sausage sizzle” took place, with sausages donated by Dales Butchers in Helston.

Nicola described the auction as “brilliant, amazing, really great.” She said lots of people attended and she was grateful to them all.

She also praised the band and thanked auctioneer for the night, Ivor Mann, of Helston’s John Coad and Son.

Trish and Nicola, both aged 27, need to raise £7,000 by September, ahead of their trek in October.

n Readers can sponsor Nicola at or text NARR99 and an amount to 70070, and Trish at