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Auction House visit to help boost The Art Fund

Wednesday, 17th November will see some 30 members of the Staffordshire branch of the charity The Art Fund visit Staffordshire auction house Cuttlestones to enjoy a talk, a sneak preview of the forthcoming Fine Art sale and the opportunity to get their precious items valued. The aim is to raise funds to help support the work of the charity, which amongst other things helped to kick-start the successful campaign to save the Staffordshire Hoard courtesy of a £300,000 grant. Each member will pay £10 for their visit; all of which will go directly to The Art Fund to assist the in acquisition of artworks and objects for our UK museums and galleries. MD and Head Auctioneer at Cuttlestones, Ben Gamble, says:

We’re delighted to welcome members of The Art Fund to Cuttlestones – the charity does amazing work to raise funds for, and help raise the profile of, projects that need public support but would be otherwise overlooked. As an auction house we’ve got a natural interest in preserving our national heritage and the work that The Art Fund did to help save the Staffordshire Hoard cannot be underestimated. We’re looking forward to what promises to be an interesting and engaging afternoon, and to seeing what interesting items members bring in for valuation.”

Meanwhile, Lisa Henderson, Art Fund Events Co-ordinator Staffordshire says:

The proliferation of antiques programmes on daytime TV as well as enthusiasm inherited from my mother, who was always rescuing pieces of furniture from house sales and second hand shops, led me to arrange this visit. We first spoke to Ben at the County Show and he very kindly agreed to give us a talk, a valuation session and a special preview of the November 17th Fine Art Sale. The response from members has been excellent with around 30 participants, and we’re all looking forward to a great afternoon!

Cuttlestones’ next Fine Art Sale is set to take place on Friday, 19th November – visit www.cuttlestones.co.uk from Friday, 12th November for a full catalogue of lots. For more information on The Art Fund and how you can get involved, visit www.artfund.org.



Charlotte at Squash PR & Marketing

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