A beautiful wedding gown will be auctioned off at a fundraiser for the Sooke Transition House Society.

Fundraiser aided by generous couple

Sooke Transition House Society was gifted valuable items for auction

Teresa Winter, Children Who Witness Abuse Counsellor at the Sooke Transition House Society, models a wedding dress, diamond engagement ring, wedding band and crystal stemware, right, which will be offered at auction at the upcoming fundraiser at the Prestige Hotel, Friday Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.

These items were generously donated by a local couple who wish to remain anonymous, but whose words are an inspiration to us all:

“My husband and I were poor when we started out 25 years ago. We got ahead by working hard, saving, and being assisted by three generous people. These people loaned or gave us money when the bank would not. We haven’t forgotten that generosity and now that we can pass it on (or “pay it forward”) we are doing what we can. We have helped several young people to realize their dreams and we know we made a difference in their lives. We are happy to donate things of value that we have owned or inherited to this auction. The suggested prices are based on researching similar pieces on the Internet and appraisals from professionals in the auction business. Even if the price is more than you want to pay, or more than you think the object is worth, please consider giving the suggested amount or more. Your generosity benefits a wonderful cause and you are helping others to move ahead. All of us benefit when we follow the “golden rule.”

Tickets for the event are $10 each and are available at the Sooke Transition House Society 250-642-2544, or the Sooke Chamber of Commerce or Sea Of Bloom