Charles Hanson, Star of Bargain Hunt, received 50 lots from members of the public and celebrities and held a live broadcast from his shed to raise funds for our NHS.
The fantastic auction raised over £30,000 for Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity!
The top seller was a day out salvage hunting and antique shopping with Drew Pritchard, of TV’s Salvage Hunters, which fetched £3,700. His iconic cap brought in another £480.
Charles raised £1,770 with his BBC Bargain Hunt goodies, his own gavel, tea for four in his garden shed and a VIP day out at Hansons Auctioneers.
He said: “I’m very proud we managed to make so much money for our amazing health service workers fighting this terrible disease on the front line.
“It’s yet another sign of the nation’s deep respect and admiration for them.
“It was fun, it was exhausting, it was different and I just hope everyone who was watching or taking part on our bidding platform Hansonslive, Facebook or Twitter enjoyed the fun.
“My deepest thanks go to everyone who supported the event in any shape or form and also to the NHS staff who inspired us all to go the extra mile for them, just like they do for us.”
Drew added: “I was very impressed by what Charles was doing and really wanted to help.
“It’s very important to support the NHS right now.”
Familiar faces from Salvage Hunters: The Restorers also backed the cause.
Nev Morris, the blacksmith, offered a day at the forge which sold for £480 while a day with upholsterer Craig Hughes made £520.
A day out metal detecting with Adam Staples, who helped to uncover a coin hoard potentially worth £5 million in Somerset, soared to £2,100.
An auctioneering lesson from auctioneer and TV antique show favourite Charlie Ross raised £1,700.
And a tour around Derbyshire’s Chatsworth House for up to six people accompanied by the Duke of Devonshire was snapped up for £1,550.
We cannot say thank you enough to Charles and everyone that supported him!