Funds add up at valuation event

Margaret Reece and Sandra Walker (front) with their items to be valued are watched by Jeanne and Shona Sibley.
Margaret Reece and Sandra Walker (front) with their items to be valued are watched by Jeanne and Shona Sibley.

MORE than 100 items were checked out by antiques experts at a fundraising event in Long Sutton.

The event was held at the Market House and raised cash for its upkeep as well as the Macmillan cancer ward in King’s Lynn Hospital.

About 60 people went along, with items put up for valuation by experts Ron Bateman and John Ireland, who lent their services free for the day.

Jeanne Sibley, centre manager and chief organiser of the event, said: “It was for enjoyment, as well as to raise money.

“We had all sorts on show – model trains, clocks, tables, a lot of porcelain, almost everything you can think of. The auctioneers were not paid so it was very good of them.”

The event allowed people to get their hidden treasures valued for free and then they had the option to let the auctioneers take them away if they thought they were worth a lot of money.

The event ran from 11am to 4pm and raised funds to help maintain the volunteer-run Market House and, in addition, managed to raise £60 for the Macmillan Ward at King’s Lynn Hospital.