We were overwhelmed by the generosity of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's during the station's End of Season Sale.
More than 50 lots, a dozen volunteers, four presenters and hundreds of generous listeners saw us bring in more than £5,000 in just four and a half hours. Reporter Johnny Dee busked in Peterborough city centre, the entire station staff did a whip round and the phones kept ringing.
The Raise the Roof End of Season Sale was broadcast live on air. And it hit the television too with Look East featuring news of the auction.
Listeners bid for items as varied as afternoon tea, museum tours and Ed Sheeran's old t-shirt. They snapped up Christmas gifts, family treats and money can't buy experiences.
Thorpe Hall's communications officer Suzanne Ostler said: "This was the first on air auction BBC Radio Cambridgeshire had held for a number of years and the listeners responded in their droves. We had people on the phones bidding against each other determined to snap up the prize they wanted."
All the money raised on the day will go towards the Thorpe Hall Capital Appeal.
Or speak to our fundraisers about getting your business, friends, neighbours or family involved. Call them on 01733 225999 or email
Our Lights of Love carol concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire at 5pm on Christmas Eve and 9am on Christmas Day.
There are plenty more opportunities to help us Raise the Roof over the coming weeks and months. But you don't have to wait for us - why not organise your own event? Get your workplace to stage a dress down day. Join forces with your neighbours to organise a fun day. Arrange a quiz night with your community group. And don't forget to tell us about it so we can include it on social media - and mention it on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire!