A FUNDRAISING auction is taking place to raise money for the Harwich International Shanty Festival.

The auction is being held at the Alma Inn, in Kings Head Street, Harwich on Wednesday, February 13.

Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

A Harwich International Shanty Festival spokesman said: “It will be an entertaining, fun-filled evening and you may go home with a bargain."

Included in the lots are home-made cakes, hand-made arts and crafts, meals in local restaurants, chocolates, wines, yoga sessions, sea shanty gigs and furniture.

There is even a volunteer for the evening to come and cook you a meal in your own home.

This year’s Harwich International Shanty Festival is taking place on October 11, 12 and 13.

Auction catalogue and details can be found on harwichshantyfestival.co.uk.