Winnie the Pooh helps the hospice

A RARE book has raised £750 for charity in Clevedon. Staff at St Peter's Hospice shop in The Triangle found a 'honey pot' when staff opened a donation bag and found a rare first edition of Winnie the Pooh inside. Shop manager Jackie Taylor said We ha

A RARE book has raised £750 for charity in Clevedon. Staff at St Peter's Hospice shop in The Triangle found a 'honey pot' when staff opened a donation bag and found a rare first edition of Winnie the Pooh inside. Shop manager Jackie Taylor said "We had an idea it was valuable and so called Clevedon Salerooms and were advised to put it to auction with a reserve of £200."Mark Fraser, saleroom manager for Clevedon Salerooms, said "The book was in fair condition and had the all important dust cover. "Without the cover it would probably have achieved no more than £50. "Our estimate of £200-£300 was a 'safe' estimate, but nevertheless a price of £750 was a magnificent outcome. "We have advised many St Peter's Hospice retail outlets for many years now and are happy to waive any commission on the sale of any items they bring us."It is wonderful for us to attain a result like this for such a well deserving cause."St Peter's Hospice is Bristol and North Somerset's largest charity retailer with over 40 shops in the region. Shops raise in excess of £1.2 million a year which goes towards patient care at Bristol's only adult hospice.


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