Charity valuation day set to benefit St Giles Hospice

Averil Commons has her violin valued by Charles Hanson

Averil Commons has her violin valued by Charles Hanson

A Lichfield hospice is set to benefit after a charity lunch and valuation day with a TV auctioneer.

The event was organised by St Giles Hospice and saw Charles Hanson MRICS attract a number of visitors who brought along a captivating collection of artefacts.

Hosted on behalf of the local charity by Moor Hall Hotel in Sutton Coldfield, guests enjoyed a talk by Charles, who is a resident expert on the BBC’s Bargain Hunt and Flog It!, lunch in the Charter Suite and the opportunity to have the items they had brought along valued.

The successful event also gave guests the chance to find out about the progress of the new In-Patient Unit at St Giles Hospice Whittington, due to be completed later this year.

Laura Pennycuick, who has overseen the campaign that has raised nearly half of the £4m target project, said:

“The Lunch and Valuation Day was great fun and turned Moor Hall Hotel into an Aladdin’s cave of fascinating artefacts and curios. Charles Hanson and his Assistant Valuer at Hanson’s Auctioneers and Valuers, Carole Woods, used their expertise to bring to life the items people put forward, including Mrs Averil Commons’ beautiful violin. We are very grateful to Charles and Carole, Moor Hall Hotel and everyone who came along on the day.”

The new IPU is due to open during the first half of next year and will replace the current 18-bed facility on land adjacent to the hospice at Whittington. This will enable St Giles to significantly extend its specialist care for local people living with cancer and other serious illnesses.

In addition to increasing the number of beds available, the new IPU facility will offer a choice of larger en-suite rooms or three multi-occupation wards for those who prefer the company of other patients, with enhanced facilities for relatives including overnight accommodation.

St Giles Hospice is a registered charity offering high-quality medical and nursing care for people with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as providing support for their families and carers.

Care is offered at the hospice’s facilities in Sutton Coldfield and Whittington, between Lichfield and Tamworth , or in patients’ own homes across the region.

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