Huge thank you to Groves Nurseries in Bridport who raised over £300 for Greenfingers Charity through their Antiques Roadshow style event!
Groves Nurseries held the event last Thursday and were delighted at how many people came to their first valuation morning with Lawrences Auctioneers and with the wide and varied range of objects brought along. The event began at 10.00 am but queues were building long before with many Bridport residents keen to see if they did actually have cash in the attic!
Managing Director Charlie Groves commented “As they always say on the Antiques Road Show, it isn’t the value of objects but the stories behind them, and we were treated to some really fascinating stories as well as seeing some great possessions. We were delighted to raise over £300 for the chosen charity Greenfingers ( www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk) which does such wonderful work creating magical gardens for children’s hospices for their young patients to enjoy with their family, friends and siblings”
Items on the day included old prints, architectural drawings, ceramics, a fine 18th Century silk embroidery, swords, a butterfly collection, old documents, silver, stamp collections and jewellery. The four experts from Lawrences were kept very busy throughout the morning and many visitors left with big smiles on their faces including one woman who brought various items including some 1970’s jewellery she thought was of very little value but the estimate was in the region of £350.
We love to hear about original and engaging fundraising events like this, well done to all involved and a million thanks for your support!