Lacy Scott and Knight auction house raises funds for Geewizz as it opens its new extension

Terry Butcher cuts the ribbon for the GeeWizz charity auction at the newly opened Lacy Scott & Knigh

Terry Butcher cuts the ribbon for the GeeWizz charity auction at the newly opened Lacy Scott & Knight auction house in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Archant

An auction house has underlined its commitment to the local community by using the official grand opening of its new extension to support a local charity and school.

Lacy Scott and Knight unveiled its new offices in Bury St Edmunds by supporting the GeeWizz charity through an auction of fantastic lots donated by generous individuals and businesses.

The evening, which saw GeeWizz ambassador and former England and Ipswich Town footballer Terry Butcher cut the ribbon raised more than £7,000.

Through GeeWizz, the money raised will support Riverwalk School in Bury by funding a much-needed ‘Magic Carpet’, an interactive sensory resource to engage children of all ages and abilities.

Edward Crichton, fine art manager at Lacy Scott and Knight, said: “We have been in Bury St Edmunds since 1869 and we thought it would be a great way to open our new extension by helping a local charity that is doing so much good work in our community.”