The agri community won’t have forgotten the inaugral 2021 MartEye auction that saw thousands of homes tune in for the sale of 161 auction lots for two loved local causes. Now the Auction of Hope is back on Friday 8 April 2022, being lead in partnership once again by Air Ambulance NI’s Agribusiness group and Richard Beattie of Beattie’s Livestock Sales.
This year, people will have the choice to tune in and participate in the auction online on the MartEye platform or come along to Glenpark Estate and enjoy in the estate marquee followed by a band for £10 per person.
All funds raised will be split between Air Ambulance NI and Cancer Fund for Children.
Speaking about the auction, Libby Clarke of the AANI Agribusiness Group said, “We were overwhelmed last year by the support from farmers, agri businesses and the community at large. Over 20,000 people tuned in and all lots were donated free of charge. Sufficient funds were raised to keep the air ambulance flying for a week and contributed to Cancer Fund for Children ensuring no child faces cancer alone. Anyone wishing to donate a lot this year please get in touch by calling me on 07775584884 or email email@example.com.”
The group aim to have 80 lots with something for both farmers and non-agri, all purse strings and interests. Pre-registration for MartEye will be required through the app and the catalogue will be available over the next few weeks online at MartEye website www.marteye.ie and Richard’s social media platform www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Beattie