A dream wedding or special event package, including venue hire and specially negotiated discounts at a range of local suppliers, is being offered at auction in aid of a children’s cancer charity.


The Globe at Hay, a magical converted Methodist chapel wedding venue, is offering excusive use of the entire venue & grounds, plus discounted catering, to maximise profits for #BeMoreFrank.

Couples planning to tie the knot in June, September, October, November or December next year are encouraged to place a bid. All proceeds from the sale, which is live until 10th November and is the third consecutive auction with proceeds from all three benefitting #BeMoreFrank, a special named fund of the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust.

#BeMoreFrank provides grants to the family of every child with cancer in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Powys, Monmouthshire, Ceredigion, and Gloucestershire. It recently began providing funding for a Herefordshire childhood cancer Family Support Worker for three months. A successful auction could allow it to extend this funding.

Emma Cleal, founder of #BeMoreFrank, said:

‘We’re honoured to offer another wonderful wedding or event package auction.  Off the back of successful first & second auctions, this third auction will help provide a vital financial hand to families experiencing their darkest times. Devastatingly our younger son lost his life to cancer and I know first hand how it affects the whole family. When your child has cancer, all any parent wants is to be able to concentrate on being at their bedside, not worrying about bills. But it’s not that simple. Treating childhood cancer is normally a years-long, devastating process and financial hardship too often compounds acutely traumatic stress.

‘I want to thank those who submit bids and I also want to thank the generosity of The Globe at Hay.  This is such a positive way to fundraise in memory of Frank and I truly hope the winning couple experience the extra joy on their big day of knowing they are also helping people when they need it most.

‘There are few more significant events in life than planning a wedding or similar event. We’re delighted to be able to offer a lucky winner this stunning magical venue in the heart of the famed book town seating a huge 120 guests.’

Situated within a beautiful converted Methodist chapel, The Globe is the perfect wedding venue for a truly unique celebration: from vintage style garden parties or monster ceilidh shindigs, to intimate drinks receptions or a sit-down meal, The winning bidder has a choice of five dates next year: 15th June, 7th September, 12th October, 9thNovember or 7th December.