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Silent auction raises money for our Pegasus charities

Helen Pattison, our Head of Business Development & Marketing, celebrates the efforts of our fundraising team who put their creative skills to good use to raise money for Pegasus’ nominated charities.

The spirit of Christmas was alive and well at Pegasus this month, thanks to the initiative of our studio manager, Kat Thay, and our hard working charity team.

After a clear out of one of our lock ups, we discovered a load of old frames that we didn’t know what to do with. Kat had the inspired idea of holding a silent art auction to raise money for Brighton homelessness charity The Clock Tower Sanctuary and national mental health charity Mind.

And so our talented team of artists from across the business (not just our design studio) spent several evenings in the office creating over 50 pieces of artwork, which they then framed and sold via an online auction.

The online auction was a heated event and in the last furious minutes, we saw colleagues outbidding each other to get their hands on a Pegasus original. I was lucky enough to pick up a couple of pieces myself although I had to outbid our MD, Simon, for one of them. A controversial move!

The auction raised over £800, and the money is still coming in with individual commissions being made of some of our in-house artists.

Kat and the team not only showed us what great talent we have in our agency, but also came up with an original and hugely entertaining way to raise money for our chosen charities. And it’s brilliant to think that so many Pegasus works of art will be hanging up in homes all round Brighton!

is Director of Business Development & Marketing at Pegasus, and brings with her over 18 years communications and new business experience.