ANDOVER Trees United is celebrating that its annual auction of promises has raised £4,200.

The auction on Friday, May 24, will help the organisation to continue funding a qualified Forest School teacher who delivers a wide range of nature sessions for the children and young people of Andover.

During the event, which took place at Wherwell Village Hall, founder Wendy Davis presented a special slideshow which showcased the achievements of Andover Trees United over the past year.

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Guests enjoying the Andover Trees United auction of promisesGuests enjoying the Andover Trees United auction of promises (Image: Andover Trees United) A spokesperson for the organisation said: “This presentation highlights the fantastic activities we run for children and young people, demonstrating the impactful work your contributions support.”

They continued: “We extend our heartfelt thanks to our generous donors, dedicated team members, organisers, enthusiastic supporters, distinguished guests, and our brilliant auctioneer, Sid Dajani.

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“The event was a resounding success, and we hope everyone who attended had a wonderful evening. Many guests left with some of the fantastic promises that had been donated, contributing to an engaging and rewarding experience.”

On Saturday, June 15, renowned folk musician Jackie Oates will be leading a performance with the organisation’s Voice in Harmony Choir in Harmony Wood.

The performance is part of the Midsummer Magic Festival which includes a picnic, nature trail, concert, morris dancing and afternoon tea.

Tickets for the festival, which starts at 12pm, cost £10 for adults and under 12s go free.

For more information, email or book tickets here