Bargain Hunt star to value home treasures in aid of NSPCC at historic venue

  BBC auctioneer Rupert Toovey will evaluate home ‘treasures’ at Arundel Town Hall

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Residents of a market town will be dusting off their heirlooms this September as a familiar face of daytime television makes a one-off appearance for charity.

BBC’s Bargain Hunt auctioneer Rupert Toovey will be offering evaluations of ‘treasures from your home’ in Arundel, Sussex alongside a glass of fizz, tea and cake, to raise funds for the NSPCC.

There will also be an auction and raffle, with prizes including free entry and lunch for four people at Arundel Castle Cricket Ground at any match next year, and a three course meal for two at The George, Burpham.

The event will take place on September 18th from 2pm to 4.30pm at the historic Arundel Town Hall, built by the 12th Duke of Norfolk in the 19th century.

Proceeds will go towards the NSPCC services such as the Speak out Stay safe programme in Sussex, which delivers safeguarding messages directly to children through assemblies and workshops.

The NSPCC hopes to visit every primary school in the UK, so every child is able to understand how to keep themselves safe and who they can turn to when they need help. Kate Hershkowitz, Community Fundraising Manager for Sussex, said: “We are very grateful to the NSPCC’s Arundel District for putting on this brilliant event which offers the opportunity to have ‘treasures from your home’ valued, whist raising funds for the NSPCC, and to noted expert and auctioneer Rupert Toovey for his kind support in making this possible. 

“This year our South and Mid Sussex Branch, of which Arundel District is part, is celebrating 60 years of fundraising thanks to the dedication of our wonderful volunteers.”