Cochrane and Area Victim Services has launched their first ever online silent auction. 

Tanya Galliott, volunteer & public relations coordinator says it's fitting timing being that it is Family Violence Prevention month. 

"We run fundraisers so that we can continue to support the people in our community that need our help. This is just a new and interesting way for us to take advantage of some amazing local support that we have."   

There are about 25 items up for bid, Galliott says everything from "Bowling gift certificates from Cochrane Lanes all the way up to a martini building package. We've got furniture, a desk lamp and gift certificates for The Cave Sauna Day Spa and the The Haven Day Spa and Wellness Center.

The funds raised will be used to continue to support victims of crime and tragedy in the community. 

Finding donors to support the auction was easy says Galliott, thanks to the generosity from the community. 

"We say 'Hey, would you like to partner with us, would you like to work with us in some way to help support your community?' And the majority of the time the answer is Yes, what can we do? How can we help?. Not only do we get yes, but we get yes and let's do it again next year, and people are continuing to support us."  

They have set a fundraising goal of $5000. 

Bidding will remain open until Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. 

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