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City College Norwich auction raises £20,000

PUBLISHED: 14:24 11 June 2011 | UPDATED: 14:48 11 June 2011

City College Norwich holding a auction in their Debut restaurant, to raise money for The Student New Opportunities Fund. Dick Palmer with a sign Stephen Fry book, one of the many auction items, which also include tcikets to see QI filmed. Picture: Angela Sharpe

City College Norwich holding a auction in their Debut restaurant, to raise money for The Student New Opportunities Fund. Dick Palmer with a sign Stephen Fry book, one of the many auction items, which also include tcikets to see QI filmed. Picture: Angela Sharpe

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An auction to raise money to help some of the poorest City College Norwich students has raised more than £20,000.

Members of the business community were treated to a lavish meal at the college’s Debut Restaurant before bidding for lots, including two tickets to the filming of the BBC’s panel show QI and a chat with Stephen Fry, to a 12 person box for a Norwich City Premier League match. The event was held to raise funds to help students with the costs of education for things like transport.

College principal Dick Palmer said: “It is a great result. Just over £20, 000 was raised. Over three times above the amount we raised last time and around £5,000 more than we had hoped.”

He said the people of Norfolk were fantastic.

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