Nigel O’Hara Diamond Jewellers helped to raise thousands of pounds for a children’s hospital ward by auctioning off some of its watches at an event at Portadown, County Armagh.
The Northern Irish jeweller donated a number of watches from brands such as Guess, D&G and Versace, as well as jewellery from Unique Jewels and D&G Jewels at a fundraising event at Zio’s Mediterranean restaurant.
The event was held to raise funds for the children’s ward at Craigavon Area Hospital and bidders proved to be generous on the night.
Of the lots that Nigel O’Hara Diamond Jewellers donated the star was a men’s watch from Guess, the NYTLYF Tiesto Rigor Multifunction watch. The watch usually retails at the store for £148.50 but on the night it was sold for £1,500.
Other watches auctioned did similarly well with a D&G timepiece securing a winning bid of £1,100.
Nigel O’Hara Diamond Jewellers director Richard O’Hara said: "We knew people would bid on the watches we had given and we knew Dolce and Gabbana watches were popular, but even we could not have predicted that one would be snapped up for £1,100. We are so glad to have been part of it and it was really fantastic that the money raised amounted to thousands of pounds.”