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Artistic donations net £1,600 for hospice
9:30am Tuesday 29th May 2012 in Oxford
AN AUCTION of items donated to East Oxford hospice Helen & Douglas House has raised £1,630 for the charity.
The items were sold at a 20th Century art and design auction at Mallams auctioneers in St Michael’s Street, Oxford.
Three of the pieces raised the bulk of the money – a pair of plaster locusts, a lithograph of Tottenham Court Road Underground station in London by Eduardo Paolozzi and a glass goblet vase by Nils Landberg.
The locusts made £325 including gift aid, the lithograph went for £275 including gift aid, and the goblet fetched £480.
Hospice commerce and merchandise manager Sarah Offill said: “We offer training to our shop staff and volunteers, so they can identify donated items that may achieve a high value at auction or online.
“The money raised is of enormous value, because it helps Helen & Douglas House continue to care for children and young adults with life-shortening conditions and support their families.”
The event took place during Children’s Hospice Week, which ran from May 18 to May 25.