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Auction house’s backing boosts charity funds
Treasures are being uncovered all in the name of a good cause as an auction house lends its expertise to our charity.
Bishop & Miller Auctioneers have been supporting us by offering advice and guidance on donated items that could lead to further funds for the charity if they go to auction.
The Hospice, has a Donation Centre, on Chapel Pond Hill, Bury St Edmunds, which it uses to temporarily home some of the items donated to the charity by the community as well as those generated by its house clearance team.
Darren Devine, our House Clearance and Retail Support Manager, said: “Bishop & Miller Auctioneers have been very supportive of the hospice. We started by sending them a van load of stuff each month, and then they offered to come to us and help discover hidden gems that we may have missed.
“To have them share their knowledge and expertise with us has been very beneficial, and they also kindly give us the hammer prices, which means we don’t pay any commissions or entry fees. We are very grateful to them for their ongoing support.”
The Bishop & Miller Auctioneers team have been supporting the hospice since February 2021, and recently started visiting the centre once a month to hand-pick items they can auction off to give the hospice a better price. Since the two began working together, more than £7,800 has been raised.
Oliver Miller, Bishop & Miller Auctioneers Managing Directors, said: “Bishop & Miller Auctioneers are delighted to be able to help St Nicholas Hospice Care find the hidden treasures amongst the donations they regularly receive.
“It is wonderful that the hospice gets such a wide range of donations, and it is exciting to see what objects have been donated. We are happy to achieve a higher sold price by selling some of their objects they find at auction, and we can’t wait to continue this relationship next year.”