Leading regional sight loss charity Beacon is inviting people from across the West Midlands to bring along their antiques to a valuation day being held on Saturday 20 September.
Top experts from auctioneers Cuttlestones will be on hand throughout the day, and for a donation of just £3, they will value family heirlooms, as well as collectibles and memorabilia.
A number of local companies will have stalls at the event too, including vintage style clothing, retro books, records, coins and stamps, as well as refreshments being available throughout the day.
The event kicks off at 10am until 2pm at the Beacon’s centre on Wolverhampton Road East in Sedgley, and all funds raised will help the charity support people with a visual impairment in the local area.
Lucy Barton, from Beacon, said: “Perhaps you have an old clock, a collection of paintings, or a box of Elvis records that you’ve been meaning to get valued – our valuation day is the perfect place to bring them along, and, for a small donation, our fantastic team of auctioneers will tell you a little about the history of your item and how much it’s worth.
“With more than 167,000 people in the West Midlands living with vision impairment, all fundraising events such as this, are vitally important to ensure we continue to offer the finest facilities and support.”
All items can be taken in on the day, but Beacon ask that people let them know if they are bringing larger antiques including furniture so they can be pre-booked to allow for storage space. Call 01902 880 111 to book.
More than 3,000 people in the community receive support from a team of dedicated outreach workers, and social groups can meet at the Sedgley centre to participate in arts and crafts, music, fitness and IT sessions.
The charity also operates seven shops across the West Midlands, which deliver much-needed funds through sales of quality donated items and a selection of new goods. Money raised from the shops – in Wolverhampton, Bilston, Bloxwich, Wednesbury, Cannock, Halesowen and the centre in Sedgley – supports a range of services for people of all ages living with a visual impairment.
To find out more visit www.beacon4blind.co.uk