Headway Suffolk, a local charity which supports people with brain injuries and neurological conditions, will be the beneficiary of two free valuation days being held by Suffolk auctioneers Lockdales in April.
Lockdales are East Anglia’s leading auctioneers of collectables and antiques, and this year they are generously supporting the work of Headway Suffolk, who support adults with acquired brain injuries and neurological conditions and their families with rehabilitation, therapy and support services.
Lockdales are hosting two free valuation days on Friday 12 April from 10am – 3pm and 5pm – 8pm, and on Saturday 13 April from 10am – 2pm.
They will take place at Lockdales’ auction house at 52 Barrack Square in Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, and there is lots of free parking available.
The auction house’s team of antiques experts will offer valuations and appraisals at the two-day event on a wide range of objects, including jewellery, watches, military medals, coins, old toys and sports memorabilia. Immediate cash offers will be available and their experts may also offer the opportunity to consign your item/s to one of their upcoming auctions.
Helen Fairweather, Headway Suffolk’s chief executive, said: “We are very pleased that Lockdales have come on board to support Headway Suffolk in 2019 and we look forward to working with them on some exciting fundraising events throughout the year.
“They are the leading auctioneers in the area and our collaboration will mutually benefit both parties and help us to raise funds and awareness for Headway’s services within Suffolk for local adults with brain injuries and neurological conditions and their families.
“It is particularly exciting to welcome a new corporate partner to support our work and the build of our exciting new Professor Stephen Hawking Neuro Centre in Ipswich.”
The funds raised through the valuation event and sale proceeds will go towards supporting the build of the new £5 million rehabilitation hub and housing centre on the Ravenswood Estate in Ipswich, which is set to open in 2020.
Lockdales’ managing director, Daniel Daley, said: “This is a great way for people to find out the value of antique and old items that they may have hidden away in attics and cupboards, with the potential to make some money and also raise funds for a fantastic local charity.
“Headway Suffolk offers vital support to people who are facing real challenges in their lives due to brain injury or a neurological condition, so we’re thrilled to be able to help raise funds for their essential work in the community.”