CUMBRIA'S High Sheriff Julie Barton is hoping to raise thousands for charity with her online auction.

Bidders can compete for a wide range of exciting auction lots including a luxury two night spa break for two people at the Low Wood Bay Resort and Spa with dinner in the Blue Smoke Restaurant, a signed Barrow AFC ball in the year the Bluebirds returned to the Football League and unique experiences such as a ride in a 1923 Bentley and a cruise in a retro skippered boat.

The auction and prize draw will take place entirely online and will run until 9pm on December 6.

The money raised will go to the High Sheriff’s General Fund, which is administered by Cumbria Community Foundation.

Grants are made from the fund to local charitable projects that help improve the lives of disadvantaged people across Cumbria to help improve life skills, education, employability, support vulnerable older people, improve the health and wellbeing of residents and much more.

Ms Barton said: "I am delighted to be able to hold this online auction and prize draw in support of Cumbria Community Foundation by raising funds for the High Sheriff’s General Fund.

"I am also very grateful indeed to all the local businesses and individuals who have stepped forward with such excellent lots for both the auction and prize draw. Their generosity has been outstanding.”

There are 19 auction lots and six raffle prizes up for grabs. The full list of lots and prizes can be viewed here