Dave and Sharon Rideout sadly lost their daughter,
Chloe to sepsis on 20th October 2018.
On Sunday 8th December 2019 her parents, and her brother Charlie, hosted an Auction of Promises, in her memory, to raise funds for the Sepsis Trust at St Michaels Resort.
The event was a resounding success raising more than £20,000 for the Trust - a HUGE thank you to all those who attended and bid.
In Dave's words
"My daughter went in hospital for an appendix operation and ended up dying from Sepsis.
As you can imagine, we are totally heartbroken and struggling to understand why this has happened. We didn't know what Sepsis was and if we did Chloe would still be alive. Chloe was only 20! She was lovely and only ever thought of others.
I started my fundraising by doing a sponsored walk on Christmas day (2018) where I was joined by friends and family on the 30 mile walk from the hospital to our home. It took twelve and a half hours but we managed it (and have the blisters to prove). This auction is another chance for us to both raise awareness of Sepsis and raise funds for this vital charity.
The Sepsis Trust visits schools, doctors and hospitals to educate and raise awareness of this problem so hopefully another young person doesn't lose their life and another family doesn't have to live the nightmare we are going through."
St Michaels is proud to provide support for this event in memory of a valued friend and colleague who is sadly missed.
The Auction will be led by experienced local auctioneer David Lay.
David left school and went straight into the auction industry. He began working as a porter at a local auction house before setting up on his own in his early twenties. David studied to join the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, becoming a member in the 1980’s and later a fellow. His auctioneering style is very entertaining as recognised by his National Auctioneer of the Year Award (2003/04) and his National British Antiques and Collectables award.