For once the offer of kitchen appliances at £1.00 each is not a con trick closely related to the ‘free’ dishwasher scams of old, but an attempt by a kitchen showroom to raise money for a very worthwhile cause.
Mobalpa Kitchens Islington is inviting the public to mark a successful first year in business on 3 September by bidding on kitchen appliances worth up to £800, with donations in ‘bids’ to raise funds for its Essex Road neighbour Sue Ryder.
Kitchen appliances as little as £1 to bid to celebrate showroom’s first anniversary
Edmund Thai, owner and general manager of Mobalpa Islington, said: “We have enjoyed a fruitful first year in Islington as part of the Mobalpa UK franchise network. In the last 12 months we’ve designed kitchens to suit different lifestyles, and we’re surrounded by such a welcoming community that it felt natural to celebrate by giving something back to a local charity.”
Edmund and his team are inviting the public to help them celebrate by taking part in the charity auction, with all funds donated to Sue Ryder. Kitchen appliances and accessories available for bidding include donations from Mobalpa, DFMK, Blanco, Sinks and Things, Marble Group, BSH Group, Quooker, and EQ Systems.
“We have great relationships with our suppliers and are delighted that they’re getting involved with our charity auction, offering bidders the chance to own high-end appliances from as little as £1.00,” said Edmund Thai. “All money raised will go directly to the Islington Sue Ryder branch, where funds are used to provide incredible hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis, so we’re encouraging people to bid as high as they can!”
Bidding will started at the Mobalpa Islington showroom on 148 – 150 Essex Road, on Monday 29 August and runs through to Saturday 3 September. Visitors on 3 September can join in the party between 9.30am – 6pm with all-day refreshments, champagne and live demonstrations from a Siemens home economist who’ll be sharing tips on making the most of Siemens kitchen appliances.
Picture shows (l to r): Kyle Whittle of Mobalpa, Marzena Reeves of Sue Ryder, and Sonal Patel of Mobalpa Islington.