AN ONLINE auction run by Petersfield’s Save the Children branch in collaboration with John Nicholson’s Auction House in Fernhurst has raised £4,102 for children in need.

Branch chairman Prue Rushmer said it was raised through the sale of 125 lots donated by local supporters and Post readers.

The Save the Children team also ran an outdoor pop-up café for auction house staff and visitors over the three viewing days as well as at the auction, raising £200.

Prue added: “With coronavirus in the war zones and refugee camps, these children need our help more than ever.”