Hospice fundraiser to take place in Boxgrove

A CELEBRITY auctioneer will be helping to fundraise in Boxgrove for Sussex hospices.

Antiques expert Catherine Southon will be at a fundraising event on Thursday, April 24, as part of Hats & Handbags 4 Hospices.

As well as auctioning hats and handbags, Catherine will offer free valuations of antiques and collectibles brought in by participants.

Beneficiaries of funds raised by this Friends of Sussex Hospices (FSH) event will be the 12 hospice care providers that serve the adults and children of Sussex.

FSH chairman Kathy Gore said: “This fun event combines the chance to get that heirloom valued and buy a new handbag or hat at the same time as helping the hospices we all admire and increasingly depend upon.”

According to FSH, there will be hundreds of hats and handbags for sale on the day, some donated by celebrities, at prices from £5 upwards.

The event lasts from 2.30pm-5.30pm at Boxgrove Village Hall, The Street. The auction will start at 3.30pm. Entrance fee £5 on the door. Teas will be available.