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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