Charities cash in on our Antiques Valuation Day
Two local charities ended up with pots of cash thanks to Cardwell Garden Centre and McTear’s Auctioneers.
An Antiques Valuation Day was recently held at Cardwell and the £3 fees for having two items valued by television art expert, Natasha Raskin Sharp, along with her colleagues from McTear’s, have been donated to Ardgowan Hospice and Children in Poverty Inverclyde.
Representatives of both charities visited Cardwell to pick up their equal share of £575 raised at the event, from the centre’s retail general manager, Paul Carmichael.
Pat Burke, from Children in Poverty Inverclyde said: “The money from Cardwell and McTear’s will be used to buy Christmas presents for children whose families are in financial difficulty.”
Elaine McNeill, from Ardgowan Hospice added: “A big thank you goes out to Cardwell and McTear’s as the money will fund six visits from our community nurses to support patients with a life-limiting illness and their families.”
Paul Carmichael said: “Our Valuation Day was extremely popular and we hope to have another one early in the New Year, again with money raised being donated to local charities.”
Managing director of McTear’s, Brian Clements, who took part in the valuations said: “It was a pretty phenomenal day and we were kept busy with some really interesting items brought to us for valuation.”