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Antiques Evening in Milton Keynes

28th November, 2011

ExtraCare's Milton Keynes residents have joined together to enjoy an evening of antiques valuations and auctions.

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Future Shenley Wood residents went along to Lovat Fields Village in Willen for the event, which included TV personality David Fletcher from BBC2's Flog It.

David, from local firm W&H Peacock, came along with colleague Tim Brophy to value items, including a bronze-gilded 18th century clock, a tea service and a silver tumbler. All of the items then went into a mock auction.

Shenley Wood residents held a valuation evening for the first time in July, but future resident George Kemp said the mock auction added a new dimension to proceedings.

"It gave the audience a flavour of the real thing without the cut-and-thrust of bidding with our own money. The atmosphere represented life in auction bidding rooms up and down the country.  Some say it could become very addictive!"

George thanked everyone who was involved: "We tend to forget the effort involved in promoting and organising events such as these.  Endless emails and phone calls to W&H Peacock, organising and selling tickets, negotiating the use of the venue, providing and selling raffle tickets for prize draws etc. So, on behalf of the participants, a vote of thanks to Brian Hobbs and his wife Maureen for their valued support, Tom and Ann Rendell who work quietly in the background producing flyers for most of our events, and also those operating behind the scenes at Lovat Fields. We do recognise what you do for the Friends of Shenley Wood."

The event was put on by ExtraHope, a fundraising group formed of current and future ExtraCare residents to raise money for Shenley Wood Village, led by Brian Hobbs.

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For further information, please contact:

Lucy Henson, PR officer
0789 105 3062
lucy.henson@extracare.org.uk