Bodicote looks for ‘cat in the attic’

The BARKs team
The BARKs team

Banbury Animal Rescue & Kindness Service (BARKS) has teamed up with Holloway’s Auctioneers to stage the first ever Antiques for Animals afternoon.

The event takes place on Friday, October 11 in Bodicote’s village hall between 1.30pm and 4.30pm.

Jenny, Jasper and Ann Collins with Alvin

Jenny, Jasper and Ann Collins with Alvin

Holloway experts Jenny Knott and Jasper Marsh, will offer free antique valuations on a wide range of antiques, from fine art and furniture to jewellery, alongside a bargain homewares and soft furnishings sale.

Organiser Chris Woodcock, said: “It’s a chance for BARKS to build much-needed funds through sales, memberships and donations and, of course, there’ll also be the opportunity for children and parents to meet some of our rescue animals while they wait to get their antiques valued.

“It should be a great family afternoon, with something for all ages, grown-ups can bring along antiques to be valued and shop for bargains while they wait to consult the experts.

“We’re hoping that younger children, keen to meet some of our animals, might arrive early afternoon with their parents or grandparents and older children can stop by at the end of the school day.”

BARKS chair Ann Collins added: “As we near the end of our membership campaign year, this is a key event for us.

“If it’s successful we aim to make it annual - so we do hope lots of people, including many of our 5000 Facebook supporters, come and enjoy the whole experience.”

Items for sale will include upcycled curtains, designer fabrics and more from sponsor the Trackhouse & Curtain Emporiumplus cakes from Dole’s Delectable Cakes & Bakes.

For more information visit the charity’s website, www.barks.org.uk.