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SAS auction £21k target for children's hospice

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On Wednesday, Newbury's Special Auction Services (SAS) is hoping to raise £21,000 for Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service through a special charity auction.

The charity provides specialist care and lifeline support to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families, across Berkshire and surrounding counties.

The charity auction will comprise hundreds of lots, including silver, jewellery, coins, paintings, furniture, ceramics and glass. One of the highlights of the auction is a beautiful 18ct gold and diamond bangle (pictured), which is expected to fetch up to £2,100. There are some great works of art including three paintings by Mandy Belmokhtar and other original watercolours and oil paintings ranging from £20 to £200.

The sale will feature a range of antiques and collectables to suit all tastes and pockets including a pair of William IV silver forks (estimate £60-80), an early 20th century glass claret jug which is expected to fetch £40-60, an art deco bronzed figure of a dog and an Aldermaston Pottery footed bowl which are estimated at £30-50 each.

Special Auction Services (SAS) director and ambassador of Alexander Devine, Neil Shuttleworth, said: “We are thrilled to be supporting the charity with this very special auction and are certainly hoping that 21 is our lucky number and that we reach our fundraising target.”



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