Published Tuesday 13th June 2017

Antique experts familiar to millions of TV viewers will help value items brought to St Michael’s Hospice in Hereford next month.

Will Farmer, from the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, and Nick Davies, who often appears on Flog It! will cast their eyes over pieces brought to the first ever Antiques on the Terrace.

The event takes place on Friday, 21st July at the Hospice in Bartestree.

Will and Nick, who are based at Fieldings Auctioneers Ltd in Stourbridge, will be joined by their colleague, Bill Lacey, who has a special connection with St Michael’s.

‘Antiques on the Terrace is for a very worthwhile cause,’ said Bill, Fieldings’ picture consultant who specialises in 19th and 20th Century art.

‘My father died recently. He had been at St Michael’s Hospice, so it’s a particularly special place for me and my family and I wanted to help them out.

‘For those last few days he had the best send-off he possibly could have received.

‘I felt we needed to do something in recognition of that.’

Bill’s family has also been involved in fundraising for St Michael’s.

His sister and brother-in-law last weekend organised a gig at Yarpole Village Hall featuring leading covers band The AllTones which has raised over £1,000.

The evening was held as a way of saying thank you to St Michael’s Hospice staff for the care they provide.

Anyone with an item they would like the experts to cast their eyes over is invited to attend Antiques on the Terrace.

No booking is required, and there is a minimum price of £1 per item and a maximum of five items per person.

‘We are all thoroughly looking forward to it,’ said Bill.

‘It’s exciting because we never know what we are going to see.’

Paddy Nugent, the Hospice’s Community Fundraising Manager, urged everyone to have a think about which items they would like to bring with them.

‘If you’ve ever wondered about the history or value of a family heirloom or an unusual item in your house, then why not bring it along,’ he said.

‘We’re very grateful to Bill and his colleagues at Fieldings.

‘We’re all looking forward to a great day.’

The event takes place between 11am-3pm.

Unfortunately, St Michael’s Hospice cannot collect items.