The Broadway Trust hosted an evening with Philip Serrell and raised £640 for St Richard’s Hospice.
The Trust invited Philip Serrell, a Patron of the hospice, to give an illustrated talk to its members. The group enjoyed an entertaining speech on the theme of ‘An Auctioneer’s Lot’ and learnt about Mr Serrell’s start in the business with lively tales of livestock encounters. Philip also recounted some remarkable stories of discovering valuable antiques which he then sold from his auction-room in Malvern. Since these beginnings he has developed a successful career as a local auctioneer and TV personality from shows such as BBC’s Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip.
Robin Goldsmith, Chairman of The Broadway Trust, said; “Philip is a wonderful raconteur and delighted the audience of nearly 100 with his talk. His trademark scarf was also in evidence. When we approached him to speak to the group, he asked that we make a contribution to St Richard’s. We were, of course delighted to do so and are very pleased to be able to present this cheque for £640.”
Tricia Cavell, Director of Fundraising at St Richard’s Hospice, said; “We are always delighted when community groups such as the Broadway Trust raise funds for St Richard’s as we are largely dependent on voluntary donations to provide hospice services and care. We are very grateful to the members of the Broadway Trust for this generous donation.”
The Broadway Trust was established in 1965 to encourage high standards of architecture and planning in Broadway. It aims to encourage the preservation, protection and development of Broadway, while educating the public in the geography, history, natural history and architecture of the village. The Broadway Trust is a charity registered with the Charity Commission. Its trustees all live in Broadway.