Celebrity antiques expert Charles Hanson invites locals to dust off heirlooms for charity valuation day

18th July

Find out what your family heirlooms gathering dust in the attic could be worth as TV’s very own antiques expert Charles Hanson hosts a special Valuation Day in Five Ashes.

Whether it’s a family heirloom or a treasure found at your local charity shop, discover its secrets and value with Charles Hanson, supported by fellow antiques expert Stephanie Connell as they host this fabulous event on Thursday 3rd August, all in aid of Hospice in the Weald.

It takes place from 10am-4pm, at Cottage Hospice, where visitors will have the chance to enjoy tea, coffee and cake, as well as seeing what others have brought along. Once an item has been valued, there is also the option to auction the item/s at a later date with Hansons Auctioneers in Tunbridge Wells, and you can opt to donate some or all proceeds to Hospice in the Weald, but this is not required.

Beginning his career at Christie’s, London, before launching Hansons Auctioneers in Staffordshire, London, Oxford and Kent, Charles is a familiar face on several well-known TV antiques shows.

Charles said: “Whether it’s jewellery, medals, memorabilia or antiques, we will be here in the beautiful surroundings of Cottage Hospice to see everything you have to share and hear the wonderful stories behind your treasured items. I’ve always loved antiques and am passionate about supporting charities. The day will be even more special as it’s all in aid of Hospice in the Weald which provides incredible free care and support for adults and children living with a terminal or life-threatening illness.”

George Gills, Relationship Fundraising Executive at Hospice in the Weald, said: “We are so excited to be welcoming Charles Hanson and Steph Connell for this special event at Cottage Hospice. The day will be a must for anyone interested in antiques, not to mention the many keen bargain hunters who visit our charity shops to find their own treasures and collectables. We look forward to welcoming you all – be sure to book your slot so you don’t miss out.”

Visit the Hospice’s website to purchase a ticket, available in allocated time slots throughout the day. Tickets are priced at £20 for up to five items, please book an additional slot if you have more than five items. For those who fancy coming simply to watch the treasures being valued and enjoy the surroundings, tickets are available at £5 each, via the Hospice’s website.

For more information visit hospiceintheweald.org.uk or call 01892 820533.

Hospice in the Weald provides free hospice care for everyone in East Sussex and west Kent, from children and their parents to adults and their families. Independent to the NHS, the Hospice needs to raise £8 million each year.

Cottage Hospice Five Ashes