TV stars help out Halifax charity

Real Deal: Steven Edwards, left, and Tim Hogarth, experts from TV's Dickinson's Real Deal, give out some advice watched by the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice organiser Theresa Haynes, at the King Cross, Halifax, shop
Real Deal: Steven Edwards, left, and Tim Hogarth, experts from TV's Dickinson's Real Deal, give out some advice watched by the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice organiser Theresa Haynes, at the King Cross, Halifax, shop

TV stars Tim Hogarth and Steven Edwards were both in attendance at the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice shop in Halifax, assessing customer antiques for charity.

Tim, often seen on ITV’s Dickinson’s Real Deal show, and fellow antique expert Steven attracted numerous customers who were seen queuing outside the shop in King Cross before it was due to open, and eager to have their precious items looked.

The fund raising event was staged in an attempt to raise money for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice for Calderdale and Kirklees, and organiser Theresa Haynes revealed there was a terrific turn out for the special occasion.

“We’ve had a fantastic response to the advertisements,” she said. “We had people queuing up 15 minutes before we opened at 9 o’clock and we’re hoping to raise £1,000 today alone.

“Steve and Tim have been great and even though they’re here for just today, the sale of all the vintage and retro stocks are on going and we’re hoping to raise more.”

Thrilled customers donated a £1 to the Hospice every time they had their unwanted antiques, jewellery and other treasuries valued.

The two antique experts, who were in the shop for the majority of the day, were delighted with the turnout, leading Steve to echo the views of Ms Haynes.

“It’s been great,” said Steve. “There’s been lots of people coming in with some great pieces which is great for the charity.”

All the money raised for the Hospice will assist in giving vital support to children with a life shortening or life threatening condition and their families in the local area.