A charity auction in Lichfield has raised £5,700. The event was held at Swinfen Hall Hotel in aid of local domestic abuse charity Pathway. The auction was conducted by TV favourite Charles Hanson who oversaw the sale of more than 20 items donated for the event, including a rare print signed by Lord Lichfield and designer dresses worn by actress Katherine Kelly. Charles said: “I was delighted to support Pathway for the charity auction. “There were amazing items donated for a great cause – the work Pathway does for families and children really matters.” The auction comes hot on the heels of the launch of the Pathway Patrons scheme. The initiative allows people to make a one off donation to support the charity. Chief executive and founder Kathy Coe said: “Funding our work is getting harder, but we’re not sitting back. “We are so grateful for the wonderful donations of the amazing auction items. “Twelve new patrons have joined us and that will help us to have a sustainable flow of income year on year.” For more information on becoming a Pathway Patron call 01543 442618 or email email@example.com.