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Westminster place auctions historic statues to raise funds for Sash

Following the success in raising £2,000 for Safe and Sound Homes (SASH), a local homeless charity, the Westminster Place business park are again fundraising for this important cause.

Tim Whitley, building manager at Westminster Place, has been working closely with tenants at the Poppleton business park to fund- raise and is now organising an auction with nearby Wombells to sell the two ‘Monarch of the Glen’ style statues which have formed an integral part of this outer ring road business destination for many years.

Tim explains:We have delivered an extensive refurbishment of Westminster Place, providing new studios for smaller businesses and grow-on space and we are now turning our attention to the landscaping and grounds.”

“The improvements to the existing cafe, to provide a refurbished amenity for the tenants, cycle store, garden and outdoor seating, mean we now need a new home for the stag and hunter statues. I’ve had quite a few enquiries from prospective purchasers and I thought it would be a great opportunity to raise funds, with all of the proceeds from the sale going to SASH. A local business has already placed a bid of £550 for the stag which is a great starting point.”

SASH helps young people escape homelessness throughout North and East Yorkshire. Providing supported lodgings, emergency and longer-term accommodation, delivered by volunteer hosts.

Ruth Fawcett from SASH said: “It’s wonderful to be working with the team at Westminster Place once more and this is such a creative way of raising funds for SASH – we’re really looking forward to hearing how much the statues go for! We hope people will dig deep when they’re bidding as all the money raised will be used to help young people facing homelessness in the local area.”

The auction will be held on Saturday 11th May at 10am at Wombells on Glaisdale Road, Northminster Business Park, Upper Poppleton. The statues can be viewed online from Wednesday 8th May and are available to view 0n Friday 10th May at Wombells or on the website wombells.co.uk. Telephone bids can be made on the day of the auction but you must register in advance to participate by calling 01904 790777.

For further information please contact Victoria.walker@ceg.co.uk T: 07413 563905

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