Children In Need to bring down the auction hammer in Selsdon

Children In Need, the BBC’s annual charity telethon, will be filming a fund-raising celebrity edition of Bargain Hunt at Farleigh Golf Club in Selsdon on October 3.

Selling in Selsdon: Catherine Southon is set for Children In Need

Bringing the hammer down on a wide range of money-spinning lots will be south London-based  Catherine Southon, the TV auctioneer who regularly uses the Selsdon venue for her larger sales.

Up for sale – with all the proceeds going to a range of deserving children’s causes – will be a series of 25 experiences donated by celebs, including afternoon tea with antiques expert Eric Knowles, going to a cricket match with Bargain Hunt’s Charlie Ross, or wear a necklace that belonged to Anita Manning, another of the antiques TV show’s pundits.

It will all be part of a fine art auction of more than 500 lots of furniture, textiles, paintings, ceramics, silver, jewellery, toys and militaria.

“We are thrilled that BBC Bargain Hunt has chosen us to host the Children In Need Celebrity auction for the second consecutive year,” Southon said.

“Last year our auction raised the most money that any auction had made before for Bargain Hunt Children In Need, and now we need to do better!

“It’s a great day out. It’s a fantastic cause. And I guarantee you will have fun and you might go home with a bargain.”

Prize guy: Antiques Roadshow’s Eric Knowles

Bargain Hunt fans are encouraged to come along to the filming and the auction of the lots which will take place from 10.30am.

Those who cannot attend can leave bids in advance or participate in the auction via

Viewing of the lots, which are included in Catherine Southon’s October auction, will take place on Tuesday, October 2 between 9am to 5:30pm and on Wednesday, October 3 from 9am to 10.30am.

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