Friday 8 January, 2021
1327 Fund charity auction raises money to support the trade and charity partners
Fellows Auctioneers hosted a 15-lot auction on behalf of the Goldsmiths’ Company Charity to help raise money for the 1327 Fund, a dedicated giving initative for members of the Company. Stephen Whittaker, Managing Director of Fellows, generously provided their services for free so 100% of the proceeds from the auction were donated to the Fund, raising an amazing £8,640.
Stephen Whittaker, Managing Director of Fellows Auctioneers, said: "At the end of a difficult year for everyone we are proud to have played a part in raising nearly £9,000 for the 1327 Fund. I am pleased that each of the 15 lots in the sale all achieved the attention that they deserved, and we a grateful to the Goldsmiths’ Company Charity for asking us to host this auction via our website. We have raised a lot of money for various charities this year and we aim to continue this trend going into 2021."
For the secret spy, the Prime Warden, Richard Fox, donated number 007 from his limited-edition silver-gilt perfume atomiser set. Tom Rucker, E Wolfe & Co and Fellows Auctioneers each donated a beautiful piece of jewellery.
Prime Warden Richard Fox said: "Amid an extremely challenging economic outlook, I am delighted that with the help and support of Fellows Auction House, we were able to raise the significant sum of £8,640 for the 1327 Fund. For the Goldsmiths' Company, our purpose of contributing to national life has never been more important and we recognise that the hardships faced by many across the country, in this unprecedented year, will continue into 2021. That’s why we are absolutely committed to supporting our trade and charity partners for the long term. The 1327 Fund, launched so that members of the Goldsmiths’ Company have a dedicated giving initiative, is a fantastic mechanism to help achieve this. We are extremely grateful to those who donated auction lots, to those who made bids, and to Fellows Auction House for their vital contribution."