Rock Raises for Cancer auction notification

Rock Raises for Cancer advance notice of online auction.

On a mission to raise funds to aid the fight against cancer, Rock Raises for Cancer is putting on an auction to tempt all.

Following the cancer diagnosis of two local residents and close friends, Tracey Coombs, a local business owner, and Shelagh Prudhoe were determined to find a practical way for the local community to unite to show their support to local people facing cancer diagnoses, and so Rock Raises for Cancer was born.


Although initially conceived in 2019, the onset of the global pandemic hindered the original fundraising effort. Now, the local community has even bigger ambitions to raise funds for three cancer charities: Breast Cancer Awareness, Leukaemia UK and the Children’s Hospice South-West.  


Local residents, holiday makers and second homeowners are all invited to place bids in the summer online auction which will culminate in a Gala Fundraising night at The Point, Polzeath, on 8th June. With the huge support of three local sponsors (John Bray Estates, Lucy Orr Interiors and Quay 4), as well as the generous support of individuals and other local businesses, some of the auction highlights are really rather impressive. To name just a few, there’s a flight experience in Cornwall, a Jethro Jackson original artwork (amongst other original paintings by local artists), a stay in a staffed Indonesian villa sleeping 12, a Prawn on the Lawn voucher and signed book, a Jo Downs glass and so much more. All are warmly invited to join the bidding using the QR code, or visiting the link below.


Rock Raises for Cancer merchandise is also available in the form of T-Shirts and a locally commissioned tea towel, depicting historic Rock. These can be purchased from Quay 4 from as little as £10. With other fundraising activities being planned for the autumn, the committee hopes that this will be the start of an annual cycle of events in the community, raising money for a variety of cancer charities, nominated by the community.  


This year’s fundraising activities provide an opportunity for everyone to get involved and support both national research and treatment programmes, in addition to providing much-needed support for the local Children’s hospice, who provide support to young people with life-limiting conditions.

You can see them all at

Sign up for the site and login to choose what to bid for. No money will be taken until the auction concludes at the June event. No extra charges are made though as the website is free to use you have an option to donate a small amount when you pay for your successful bid.
If you do not want to buy anything, but want to support the cause there are links to each individual charity at the end of the auction list.