A local lad called on a celebrity to persuade friends to weigh in their gold towards the trip of a life time.
ITV’s Dickinsons Real Deal antiques dealer Tim Hogarth gave his support to Harry Doyle, 16, of Northowram, Halifax, in persuading friends and family to trade in their broken or unwanted items of gold and antiques to help towards the £4,000 grand total needed to fund a Crossley Heath school community project trip to Venezuela, in August 2014.
For every sale made between the gold party goers and Mr Hogarth at his home, Harry kept 10 per cent of the commission, as well as holding a raffle to raise £460.
Harry, a sixth-form student at Crossley Heath said: “I have a lot to raise. But there’s lots I’m planning to do.”
To raise funds Harry will complete a sponsored walk from Halifax to Blackpool over the course of three days in July.
The first two-weeks of the World Challenge trip will be spent working on irrigation and with tribal people to install life-saving mosquito nets. The second half of the journey will involve an expedition around Venezuela.
“I think the trip will be a great insight into how other people live - beyond Halifax.”