Breakfast with Wave 105 presenter Steve Power sparked a bidding war in the annual Wave 105 Cash for Kids Auction

Smashing last year’s total by a 30 per cent increase, charity bidders have donated almost £33,000 to disadvantaged children across the south in the annual Wave 105 Cash for Kids auction.

Wave 105 dedicated a full day of air time to the auction with listeners calling in to place their bids for many ‘money can’t buy’ and ‘once in a lifetime’ prizes that were generously donated by Dorset and Hampshire-based companies.

Attracting the highest bid of £1,300 was a tug boat experience donated by Svitzer, while breakfast with Wave 105 presenter Steve Power sparked a bidding war.

Steve said: “I am delighted to discover that joining me for breakfast is worth more than £1000 and I am looking forward to meeting the lucky, kind-hearted winner who has made such an outstanding contribution to our children’s charity.”

Other prizes included tickets to a sold out Will.I.Am concert at the O2 London with overnight hotel stay, tickets to Festival of Speed plus rally ride and meet and greet tickets for John Newman, Lawson and Scouting for Girls.

Wave 105 Cash for Kids charity manager, Gloria Hill, said: “We are thrilled to have beaten last year’s total by more than £7,000! We really can’t thank our listeners enough for their overwhelming generosity which will go a long, long way to help disadvantaged children across the south.”

The money raised from the auction will be shared between a number of charities in the south that support children under the age of 18, who are financially, socially, emotionally or physically disadvantaged.