Treasures donated by Nottinghamshire residents are on sale as part of a charity appeal being led by the chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council to raise funds for Age Concern over the next few weeks.
Coun Keith Walker appealed for special items to be donated including antiques, collectables, sculptures, pictures, designer items, railway and advertising memorabilia, and jewellery that local people no longer have a use for.
Around £1,500 worth of items have been donated so far, including a Chinese Dish dating from 1752 valued at £250, a clarinet valued at £95 and a Victorian alarm clock valued at £60.
The first batch of items will be available to buy on a sale day for Nottinghamshire County Council employees at County Hall this Wednesday (25 April), which will be Age Concern Day.
Items will also be offered for sale at the Newark and Nottinghamshire County Show on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May and afterwards at Age Concern shops
Local auctioneer Nigel Kirk, of Mellors & Kirk, is valuing the donated items for Age Concern to ensure the pieces are sold for the right price for the benefit of older people throughout the county.
Coun Walker said: “I have been impressed by both the quantity and quality of the items we have received so far from the public which will help raise funds for Age Concern.
“The services and support that Age Concern offers greatly improves the quality of life for hundreds of older people across the county so the money we raise will go to a fantastic cause.
“There is still time for people to donate unwanted items of some value which could go to a new home and raise vital funds for this charity.”
Age Concern Day Centres, Luncheon Clubs, Coffee Shops and Friendship Centres offer a lifeline to many hundreds of people in later life who enjoy companionship and laughter with all of the benefits it has on health and wellbeing.
People can still donate items for the forthcoming sales by dropping off their goods at their local Age Concern or telephoning 07931 520002 for more information or to arrange collection.