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Celebrity Bargain Hunt at Newbury auction house

Well over £2,000 raised for Children in Need

Jane Meredith

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A NEWBURY auction house hosted a celebrity Bargain Hunt in aid of Children in Need, which raised £2,159 last Tuesday.

Special Auction Services at Greenham Business Park threw open its doors to the public for the fun-packed Celebrity Bargain Hunt and auction to raise money for the children’s charity.

BBC Radio 1 DJs Dev Griffin and Alice Levine went head-to-head with BBC Radio 4 presenters Nick Robinson and Aasmah Mir, to see which of the two teams could raise the most money.

Among the 25 special lots donated by BBC Bargain Hunt presenters and experts was a large, limited edition Steiff Pudsey bear, signed by presenter, Natasha Raskin Sharp, which sold for £118.

The chance to go on location with the Bargain Hunt team went under the hammer for £613.

A night of food heaven for two at the London-based food and lifestyle brand, Jackson & Levine supper club, hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter Alice Levine, sold for £306 and the Bargain Hunt mystery box, containing special objects from experts’ personal collections, sold for £236.

Two Bargain Hunt fleeces, signed by the celebrity contestants, a necklace much admired and often worn by presenter and antiques expert Anita Manning, and a framed, limited edition print of The Old Bookshop provided by presenter David Harper, all sold for £118 each.

The £2,159 total excludes the celebrity team purchases, which, along with the winning celebrity team, will be revealed when the television programme is broadcast.

BBC Children in Need 2016 comes to television screens on Friday, November 18.

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