Charity auction offers rock and rolls

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EXCLUSIVE weekend passes to next year’s Leeds Festival and a golden ticket to tour a Greggs bakery are up for grabs in the final week of the Yorkshire Post’s charity auction in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

After five weeks of bidding, the online auction is now closed and the 50 gifts and experiences offered up by Yorkshire businesses have been sold.

But two final lots are now going under the hammer in a sealed bid auction.

The pair of festival tickets will give the highest bidder and a guest access to all three days of the event at Bramham Park over the August bank holiday weekend.

Plus they will get to use the exclusive guest campsite and bar – not open to the general public – making it a truly money-can’t-buy experience.

With an impressive line-up every year, the event often sells out quickly. The 2014 bill already boasts American punk-pop trio Blink 182 as a headliner as well as singer-songwriter Jake Bugg.

Another special experience is the chance for eight people to tour Greggs bakery in Bramley, Leeds. The highest bidder and guests will get to indulge in coffee and cakes before being shown around the factory’s confectionery, and bread and ferments departments. There will also be the opportunity to decorate some sweet treats as well as a goody bag to take home.

To bid, email the Yorkshire Post editor’s secretary – – with your offer, putting Christmas Appeal in the subject header and specifying which experience you are bidding for. Bids must be in by today. To find out how else you can help the 58,000 people in Yorkshire with dementia, visit