Hucclecote Street Auction


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Presenters Paul Martin and Tim Weeks collect unwanted items in Hucclecote, Gloucestershire, to raise money for an amazing couple going through their own medical drama.


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Many of us live on estates like this one all over the United Kingdom.

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And although we live close to one another,

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we never really get to know our neighbour.

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Well, today, for this street,

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all of that is going to change because the whole community

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is coming together for one massive fundraising street party.

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And it's all for an incredible local couple

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that do so much for others.

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Without people like Chris and Steve,

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we just wouldn't be able to fundraise. They're amazing.

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They do things that keep it going for the rest of us.

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It's their way of giving back.

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If you've got a positive mind, you can do anything.

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They carry on helping despite their own struggles.

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First, pioneering heart transplant.

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It was a do or die situation.

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So poorly, weren't you?

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You can never be anything but forever grateful to the donor.

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And now, there's more devastating news.

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Steve needs a new kidney

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and this time the donor is a lot closer to home.

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Most of the family were tested but Mum is a match.

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She's given him the ultimate gift, hasn't she?

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She's a bit of a hero, really.

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We'll be relying on the generosity of their neighbours

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to raise the £900 we need to buy them a unique present.

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That is brilliant, are you giving us that?

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You collect die-cast vehicles!

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This street party is for them.

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And the great thing is they have not got a clue.

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And how will they react when they find out it's all for them?

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All of this is for you. This is your party.

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Today we're in Hucclecote,

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a village that grew up on the Roman road

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between Cirencester and Gloucester.

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These days, many of its 10,000 residents work in the city

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a few miles away, but it's also home to a number of retirees,

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like Chris and Steve Sire.

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They know that we're in the neighbourhood raising money

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to say a big thank you to a local unsung hero.

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But they're completely unaware that all of this is for them.

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Chris and Steve met when they began working in their first jobs.

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And now they've been married for more than 52 years.

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She was the young lady that kept walking up and down the corridor.

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-And caught my eye.

-HE LAUGHS

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-Once we met up, we clicked, didn't we?

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

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Dad's very soft and very gentle.

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I think Mum's, she's the one that drives them forwards.

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They're just...perfect, I've got perfect parents.

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Son Tim and daughter Claire were born just 18 months apart,

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a few years into the marriage.

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And the family enjoyed a happy life together

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right up until the start of the New Year of 1984.

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I came home, I said to Chris, "I don't feel too good,

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"I reckon I've got the flu coming or something."

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But it soon became apparent this is not just the flu.

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There was something seriously wrong with Steve's heart.

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And we went to see the consultant in the hospital.

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And he said, "Well, Mrs Sire,

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"you do realise that the probability of you taking

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"your husband out of this hospital in anything other than

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"a black bag is unlikely."

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It was a do or die situation, so they had to do it,

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he had no other option.

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And there he was. You were so poorly, weren't you?

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After six weeks of Steve's life hanging in the balance,

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a decision was made.

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He was to become only the 87th person in the UK

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to have a heart transplant.

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You can never be anything but forever grateful to the donor.

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I think you feel like that for evermore.

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For Steve, it was a second chance at life.

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We decided that we'd try and do something to put something back

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into the system.

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As soon as he became fit, he started running, he started biking.

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It's their way of giving back.

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The couple threw themselves into raising money and awareness

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for the work of the British Heart Foundation.

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The Cheltenham branch has probably raised something like

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£1.7 million over the 30 years.

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It's all in your mind, if you've got a positive mind,

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you can do anything.

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Steve's heart has now been beating longer than almost all other

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heart transplant patients in the country.

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But he's now facing more surgery, he needs a new kidney.

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Dad would never have got a kidney through normal kidney donation,

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through an unknown donor,

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because of his age and all those sort of underlying factors.

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So most of the family were tested but Mum is a match.

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She's a bit of a hero, isn't she?

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One of the nurses said to me, in Southmead, she said,

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"How can you say thank you to her?"

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I said, "Well, I shall have to go on loving her for evermore, won't I?"

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Chris and Steve's operation is happening just 10 days before

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our street auction so we don't actually know if they'll be

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well enough to join in.

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But we're hoping they will be there because we've arranged

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a unique and very personal gift to mark the occasion.

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A sculpture commissioned just for them.

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We've arranged another treat for them too,

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a meal in a fancy local restaurant for when they're fully recovered.

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But to raise the £900 we need, we're going to have to work hard.

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We're asking everybody in this neighbourhood to donate

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unwanted and unloved items so we can sell them at our street party

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on the bric-a-brac stalls and on the pop-up rostrum.

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And if we find anything really special,

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we'll send it off to an auction house to try for the big bucks.

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It's a good job I'm not alone doing this.

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I've asked toy expert and auctioneer Tim Weeks to give me a hand.

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-Good morning, Tim.

-How you doing?

-I'm very well, thank you.

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-We've got our work cut out today.

-I'm pumped up, ready to go.

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We're going to knock on all these doors in this neighbourhood.

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Because we're helping out a great couple, Stephen and Chris,

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and Stephen has gone through so much in his life.

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He had a heart transplant in the '80s,

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-very successful but now he needs a kidney transplant.

-Oh, no.

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-And guess who's going to give him the kidney transplant?

-Go on.

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-His wife, Chris.

-Really? His wife?

-Yeah, I know.

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-Whoa.

-That's love.

-Yeah!

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So we've got to help them because despite all of that, they carry on

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doing so much work around here in this community helping others.

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-That's why we're here.

-Shall we go this way and that way?

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'So, there's no time to lose.

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'The people of Hucclecote, what have you got for us?'

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-It's certainly peaceful around here.

-I love the signs they've got.

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So quiet, isn't it? You notice anything that moves in the street.

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In fact, the only noise I can hear is us!

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'But hang on, I think there's signs of life up ahead.'

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-Good morning.

-Good morning to you.

-Hello, there.

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-Are you, you're not looking for antiques, are you?

-Well, anything.

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I'm looking for anything right now. Anything that makes money.

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-My other half in here, you can have her, she's antique.

-Is she?

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At least the locals have a cracking sense of humour.

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Alan's delightful wife Sue has found something for me.

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-It is an old picture.

-It's massive, isn't it?

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-Somebody like might like it.

-Yeah.

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-That's what we call a furnishing picture.

-Yeah.

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-Because it fills a big wall.

-It does.

-It does, doesn't it?

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Well, thank you very much.

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Well, that's the first item of the day, a big, bold floral print.

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That's sure to make us a few pounds on the bric-a-brac stall.

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And Sue's going to try and find something

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for our street auction too.

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Talking of streets, it looks like Tim's stopping cars now.

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-She lives up the road.

-OK, I'll meet you at the shops.

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-OK.

-Let's go!

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Yes!

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They're up for it, I can tell, this is going to be great.

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So let's go see what they can find.

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That sounds promising from friends Sophie and Sophie.

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Shame they didn't give you a lift, though, Tim!

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I'm taking a more leisurely walk down to John's tool shed.

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I can open these drawers, there is... It's awful.

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-Do you want me to give you a hand?

-Which one... This one...

-Gosh!

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THEY LAUGH

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Does it take this long with all your customers?

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God, he's a genius, this lad.

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-Thanks, John!

-There we are.

-There they are.

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There's a few there, look.

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'These beechwood moulding planes were made to create

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'the decorative profiles found in furniture and picture frames.

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'They may be old tech but they're still used by cabinet makers

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'and furniture restorers today.'

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We'll have the mice droppings!

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'I think John's planes could make us £10-£15 on the bric-a-brac stall.'

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-The boss is back.

-Oh, the boss is here!

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Just going to wash my hands, get the mouse droppings off.

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We're knocking on doors asking people to donate

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unwanted and unloved items.

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Oh, the one you'll do with Paul Martin?

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-That's right.

-This is him.

-This is me!

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-Oh, you are Paul!

-Yeah!

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I didn't recognise you.

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He's more handsome, I think, really.

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He's a handsome man, isn't he?

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THEY LAUGH

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'Right, moving on!

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'It looks like Tim's finally caught up with Sophie and Sophie.'

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So, I know you mentioned a flat tyre, I can see that at the front,

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but overall, that is in pretty good nick.

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-You've hardly got on this at all, have you?

-No.

-How old is it?

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-It's not that old at all, over a year old, I think.

-Well done.

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-Thank you so much.

-And it's going to a good cause.

-Absolutely.

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It all works.

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Now, I'm really cheeky, so that's really generous of you.

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But what else have you got?

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Well, you've got to give Tim credit,

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he's working hard for these donations.

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Something that could be interesting here.

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-Yes!

-Can you believe that?

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-It lights up, it looks fab.

-I want that.

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-You can have that.

-Can I?

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-Yes, you can have that.

-Fantastic. How does the song go?

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# We're walking in the air... #

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Perfect! There we go.

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And that's music to my ears, much like this.

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-My name's Joy.

-Joy, pleased to meet you, Joy.

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That's a great name because you're bringing me happiness and joy.

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-I've got this very old sewing machine.

-Oh, is it a Singer?

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It's a Frister Rossmann. It's very old, almost antique.

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'Well, it's not quite 100 years old but it's definitely getting there.

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'This model could be pre-1920s,

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'and is made by the European rival

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'to the American sewing machine giant Singer.'

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And it actually does work. I think if I pull this out, sorry.

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-It actually does work. It's very antiquey.

-Oh, brilliant.

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I like the fact that the case, look, has been made by craftsmen as well.

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Its box. You can see that, it's got a quarter veneer walnut on the top.

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-But look at all this, this inlay.

-What do they call that?

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-It's like a Tunbridge.

-It's not marquetry?

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It is marquetry, yes, you're right.

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But because it's geometric, you could also call it parquetry.

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It might be worth getting the experts at the sale room

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to take a look at this.

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Rare sewing machines are collectable.

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Now, it looks like Tim's stumbled on a garden clear out.

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He's bagged a full patio set there.

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New, this would cost at least £100.

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And it looks like Nigel is wanting his garage cleared too.

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So, what's the deal, before I look and get too excited,

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-anything and everything is up for grabs?

-Take anything you like.

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I can have a good old rummage through. Can I get stuck in?

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-Yes.

-OK. Let's see what we've got.

-Can I go back to where I was?

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-You just want to leave me? And I can take whatever I want?

-Yes.

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-And I'm not going to get in trouble if this is empty?

-No, no.

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-I want it empty.

-Thank you so much. What a star.

-I'll be around.

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Thank you. All the best. Cheers, sir.

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That's great, it's my dream come true, free rein,

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get what I want, I'm on a winner here.

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Tim's certainly getting quantity,

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but it looks like he may have found some quality in there.

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So, for me, it's in the style of an Ercol,

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which is so in vogue at the moment. Everybody wants a bit of Ercol.

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Which is something you might not be able to sell five years ago

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but now everybody's looking for it.

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It's a good time to sell Ercol so hopefully we'll find that as well,

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people will see the style that this has got. It's a lovely size.

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Really, really sweet chair.

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These are definitely in vogue,

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retro Scandinavian furniture is very much in demand.

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A genuine Ercol stick back chair in good condition

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would easily fetch £50,

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but this one's not Ercol and it's got damage.

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So I think this is destined for our bric-a-brac stall.

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It might still get us a few pounds, though.

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I'm absolutely filthy but I absolutely don't care because

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I've hit the jackpot.

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Tim's sitting pretty after that haul.

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'But there's no time for me to sit down,

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'I'm on my way to Chris and Steve's door.'

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I don't want to blow this, I've got to get in there,

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have a rummage in their house

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and find out as much as I can about them as possible.

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Basically, be nosy, but don't get caught out. So wish me luck.

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MACHINERY WHIRRING

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'It doesn't look like Steve's taking it easy today!'

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-Good morning.

-Oh, good morning, it's Paul Martin from the BBC.

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-Oh, hello!

-Hello there!

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-Did you get a flyer through your door?

-We did, yeah.

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Great. Have you got anything? What's your name, by the way?

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-Chris.

-Chris.

-Steve.

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Steve, thank you very much for helping out if you can.

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We've got a 1964 kitchen table. Formica topped.

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1964, how about that?

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Is that because you know it's 1964? You bought it in 1964?

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-It was a wedding present.

-That was the year we got married.

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Was it a wedding present? I'd love that, because that's really retro and in vogue.

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-Are you sure we can have your wedding present?

-Yes, yes!

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-Who bought you that, then?

-Steve's grandparents.

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'Well, they're certainly generous.

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'Giving away a wedding present after 52 years.'

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Comes complete with legs.

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'A beechwood kitchen table with a Formica top.

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'I'm going to pop this one onto my auction.

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'I think I could get £30-£40 for this,

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'maybe more if the right buyer is out there.'

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-So, what do you do in your retirement?

-Fundraise.

-Oh, do you?

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-For the local charity.

-James Hopkins Trust.

-I've not heard of that.

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Oh, they give respite care to children under five that have got

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-terminally ill, life-threatening...

-Oh, really?

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..problems, health problems.

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-So what do you do for them?

-Oh, anything.

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-Make things?

-Fetes, those sort of things.

-Oh, right, I see.

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-So you collect and stuff and do fundraising for them?

-Yeah, yeah.

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-How long have you been doing that?

-On and off for 28 years.

-Blimey.

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-Do you want another story?

-Go on, then.

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-It's 32 years since I had a heart transplant.

-Really?

-Yeah.

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-So that was right in the early days?

-1984.

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-Not one of the first, were you?

-No, no, I was about...

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-87.

-Number 87 at Harefield Hospital.

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-Number 87!

-Something like that.

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And on 2nd August, I get a new kidney from my dear wife.

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-You've got kidney problems as well?

-Yeah.

-And you're donating a kidney?

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-Yeah.

-Wow!

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-On the 14th, when you're having...

-Having a street party.

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We will have just come home from hospital,

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that will be about our first, we will be out there with you.

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Oh, thank you! Well, look, don't push it! I mean, crikey!

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It gives us something to look forward to.

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We're not allowed to hang around in bed, we've got to get up and walk!

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Look, I'm going to have to leave you,

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I've got lots of doors to knock on.

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-I know you're really busy.

-That's OK.

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Good luck with the operation. Good luck.

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And if I do see you there, it'll be a lovely surprise for me.

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Don't worry.

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If we're home and we're well enough, we'll be out there, don't you worry.

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Wow! Wow, what a happy guy!

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And what a lovely couple, so in love with each other.

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That's how every, every family should be, have parents like that.

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Wow. Reminds me of my mum and dad,

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but they didn't go through anything like that.

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Looks well on it, doesn't he?

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I didn't know what to expect when I knocked on the door. But...

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Yeah, we've got to do this, we've got to do this for them.

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And I know, I know, I just know we're going to get away with it

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because they have no idea this is about them.

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Now, while I'm in the neighbourhood, I'm going to pop round and visit

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the local charity that Chris and Steve do so much for.

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The James Hopkins Trust cares for children with life-shortening

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or terminal illness, and they're reliant on volunteers.

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Steve and Chris do things that keep it going for the rest of us,

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and the families wouldn't be able to use it without people like them

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putting their time and effort in.

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It's an absolutely amazing organisation,

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I didn't know anything about it till I had him.

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But it's really been a great help and support for us.

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He loves it here. It's amazing what they do.

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As soon as we walk through the door, his legs start going,

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he knows he's coming. Don't you?

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Rhea, the volunteer coordinator, knows the couple well.

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They help out with all of the events that we do.

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They organise all of the donations that come in.

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So, what do you know about Stephen's health?

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I know that he needs a kidney transplant

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-and I know that...

-Chris is the donor.

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..Chris is donating that and I think that is just remarkable.

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-Brilliant, isn't it?

-It's remarkable,

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but they carry on regardless of this hell.

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But they are dedicated couple, they really are.

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The work that Chris, Steve and the other volunteers do here

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is helping more than 90 local children and their families.

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It's good to help people that are less fortunate.

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There were times when he used to say,

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"I'm so glad I've only had a heart transplant!"

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But now the couple are facing another life-changing operation,

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and that's happening just before our street auction

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in a few weeks' time. So right now, we need to get busy.

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Back on the street,

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and it looks like Tim's got big ideas for a Mini motor.

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Tell me about this, then, this is yours, obviously?

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-This is my baby, my pride and joy.

-I can tell.

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So, the reason I'm here today is we're trying to raise funds

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for some very important people within this community

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who live just around the corner.

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What are the chances of you bringing this baby on the day?

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From belonging to a part of the Gloucester Mini Owners Club...

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-Really?

-We could have 10 there.

-Can you get 10?

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-Well, I'll try my best.

-That would be amazing. Thank you.

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So hopefully, there's going to be some vintage Minis

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turning up on the day, that's going to be really, really cool.

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Good job, Tim! Hopefully that'll get the crowds motoring in.

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-Oh, are you an artist?

-Well...

-Oh, a dabbler.

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I'm a dabbler, like so many people.

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That is brilliant. Are you giving us that?

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Well, actually, my husband bought it for me and I never...

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I said, he has visions of me going out in the country.

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You know what they call that, don't you?

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-En plein air.

-Well...

-Painting en plein air.

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-Right.

-Like Turner.

-All in my mind.

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So pretty well it's brand-new, apart from the cobwebs.

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Do you know what, it's in mint condition, isn't it?

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-You're welcome to it.

-It's a collapsible easel.

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-I know you like a bit of wood.

-I do and I love my easels as well

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and I can see that's quality throughout.

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You open that up, it extends, it's got a tripod base.

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It's got space inside.

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It's got space inside for all your brushes and watercolours.

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Any budding artists would love to get their hands on that.

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New, that would cost between £100 and £150.

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A really generous donation, and that's not all.

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Betty's also giving this print of 18th-century Gloucester.

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It's local history, isn't it? So, you know, we need to sell it here.

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-Right.

-Look, you've been really generous.

-No, that's fine.

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-This, for me, today, is our star item.

-Right.

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-Thank you.

-It's all down to you.

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Well, that's some real quality for my line-up.

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If Tim wants to catch up, he's going to need to get his skates on.

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We'll have a proper look at this one.

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I think Tim is gearing up for another garage clear out.

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-OK.

-Well, the mountain board is good,

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that'll retail at around £150 new.

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But the jacket probably could've stayed on for that one, Tim!

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Well, I've come to the right door here.

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Michael's already found me two pieces of furniture.

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A smoking cabinet and an Edwardian occasional table.

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If you don't want these, we will take them from you.

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'And he's got a stool in the shed I can take too.

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'These three have got upcycling written all over them.'

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Wow.

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We can give this oak stool a new lease of life,

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we can upcycle that, paint it a bright colour.

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That just needs got gloss black, ebonising.

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And then gilding on the top and rubbing back

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so all of that impression, all of that cutaway comes out gold.

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That will look great, and then varnish it.

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And I think this in a kid's bedroom,

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with this little rack here used as a book rack,

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a nice shelf for kids' sized books,

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and paint it a bright colour but then paint lots of flowers,

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lots of big petals on it,

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ladybirds and bumblebees and butterflies,

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make it like a nature cabinet.

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It will look brilliant.

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Well, Tim's primed and ready again in front of a garage.

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I've been going all over the area today, and I honestly,

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I'm struggling to fit it into the van what people have donated,

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they've been so generous. I'm missing an item of quality.

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So I'm looking at you as the day is drawing to a close.

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-Let's see.

-You can't have what's here.

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OK, so I can't have this.

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Is it a treasure chest? Oh, wow! Crikey.

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No, Tim's not interested in motorbikes.

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What Tim's really interested in is...

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-HE GASPS

-You collect die-cast vehicles!

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Yeah, I do.

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Wow.

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And do you have them out on display?

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-Or are they all in there?

-No. They're in the house.

-Really?

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This is the end of the day that Tim dreamt of.

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And you're seriously willing to let me choose whichever one I want?

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-Yeah.

-Really? What do you think I want?

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Look right!

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-What, the Wimpey?

-Yeah.

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-Do you know what, that's too high.

-No, no, no, you can have the Wimpey.

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-Are you sure?

-Yeah.

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This is from Corgi's Building Britain series,

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produced from the mid-1990s.

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I think this truck is around ten years old.

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It's limited edition and sought-after by collectors.

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-Right, shall we go and grab the box?

-Yeah, sure thing.

-Lovely.

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As with all collectables, packaging is a must.

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And Tom's kept the boxes and the certificate for his collection.

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What have you got? You've kept the corgi!

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Another tick on the Corgi collectors' checklist,

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this easy-to-lose figurine of the dog from the manufacturer's logo.

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Thank you, Tom, and seriously, thank you so much.

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That's a great find, right at the end of the day.

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Time to add it to our other donations and see how we both fared.

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Well, Tim, it's the end of the day, the van's been unpacked.

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Your line is looking very healthy. A lot of quantity.

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-You look at that line.

-I prefer your line to my line.

-A bit more quality.

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Didn't do as well as you but I think monetary wise,

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I think there's some potential here.

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First on the list, a trio ripe for upcycling.

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I've got a stool, a little tiny lamp table,

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cum-jardiniere sort of holder,

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and a little tiny cabinet.

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They're all circa 1920, they're beechwood,

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they've been stained black, ebonised,

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but I think give them a pretty coat of paint,

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and maybe feature a bit of detail, a bit of something interesting.

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-It's what they need.

-Yes.

-That's going to be the one, isn't it?

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-You've got a feeling for that.

-I have.

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I think that's the easy one to sell but I think that one makes the most money.

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Now, my star find has to be this easel.

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It is new, it's brand-new.

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But to buy something like that from an art stationery shop,

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-you're looking at £100.

-Yeah, yeah.

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And now Chris and Steve's kitchen table. A classic bit of retro.

0:23:090:23:13

1964, I can date that to 1964, not because I'm an expert!

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Because Stephen and Chris got that as a wedding gift.

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That's awesome, that's from them?

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Now... Item to go off to the sale room.

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I like it already.

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It's not a Singer, but look at the top, it's inlaid, great cabinetry.

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Just for the case.

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And I think we put that into auction, let the auctioneer

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do the work on that one and hopefully get in between 30 and £40.

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-That's what I'm hoping. It is a collectable.

-Yeah, absolutely.

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Talking of collectables, I've got something but I left it

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-in the van because the rain's started.

-For the auction room?

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Oh, it's got to be quite special

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if it's hidden in the van out of the rain.

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-This is a surprise.

-Are you ready?

-Is it big?

-It's quite big.

0:23:510:23:54

-Collectable's about that, isn't it?

-You've got it right, that would fit.

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-How about that?

-Oh, well, you're the toy man!

-I know, I was so excited.

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-I was shaking.

-And lorries make top money in toys.

-Spot-on.

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It's the number one subject to get for die-cast.

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I'm going to guide it 30 to 40.

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-And let's see where that one can go.

-Who knows?

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It could do 80 quid on a good day, if two people want it.

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-That's it, you got it.

-Well done. Get it back in the van, keep it dry.

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See? Got the right man for the job!

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But I think, at the end of the day, looking at the lines,

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I've got some quality there, you've got some quantity there.

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-We call it a draw because you've worked just as hard as I have.

-You're right.

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Come the day, come the hour,

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when this community come together and we have more items to sell.

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I think we are going to do it, you know,

0:24:410:24:42

everybody loves what this cause is all about. And you know what?

0:24:420:24:47

We've got to make this work because that couple are just fantastic

0:24:470:24:50

and I just hope they turn up.

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I hope that operation is a success, nothing goes wrong,

0:24:520:24:55

and they turn up because they will have the surprise of a lifetime.

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But will today's haul be enough to get us to our target?

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Well, the waiting is over,

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it's the morning of the auction and everyone's getting stuck in.

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-Catch!

-Thank you.

0:25:090:25:12

Steve and Chris's neighbours are here to help too.

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Everyone's playing their part.

0:25:150:25:17

It's OK, shall I just stand here for the day?

0:25:170:25:19

June's organising the bric-a-brac. Remember Joy?

0:25:190:25:23

She's at the cake stall.

0:25:230:25:24

Everywhere is looking fabulous.

0:25:240:25:27

But the best news is that Chris and Steve are safely back from hospital

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and recuperating at home.

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But will they be well enough to join us for their big surprise?

0:25:330:25:36

Good morning, everyone. Our volunteers.

0:25:380:25:40

This would not work without you.

0:25:400:25:43

Tim and I and the team can't do this by ourselves.

0:25:430:25:45

We're relying on you to have big smiles on your faces.

0:25:450:25:49

So who's doing teas, coffees and cakes? Grace?

0:25:490:25:51

You look like teas, coffees and cakes.

0:25:510:25:54

LAUGHTER

0:25:540:25:56

She does, doesn't she? Who else, who have you got helping you?

0:25:560:25:58

Karen, bric-a-brac, Peter, bric-a-brac, great.

0:25:580:26:02

Sarah, bric-a-brac.

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OK, we don't want to be left with anything at the end of the day.

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We don't want to go home with this bric-a-brac. Everything is pounds.

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We have to keep it really quiet because they only live just there.

0:26:090:26:13

But we're hoping to raise £900 here today. That is a big ask.

0:26:130:26:17

But the community pulling together will make this work. £900.

0:26:170:26:21

-So, can we do this? ALL:

-Yes!

0:26:210:26:24

That's the spirit!

0:26:240:26:26

Chris and Steve's neighbours are all pulling together.

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Providing everyone digs deep, maybe we can get there.

0:26:280:26:32

Tell you the truth,

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I've got an appointment with a friend of mine

0:26:330:26:35

-to go and have a pint.

-Ohhh!

0:26:350:26:38

-I shall do that and we shall come back later.

-Come back a bit later.

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John will be back, we can count on him. Now, look who's out and about.

0:26:410:26:46

This is my chance to see how Chris and Steve are doing.

0:26:460:26:49

But I've got to tread carefully, can't blow this now.

0:26:490:26:52

-You look familiar.

-I'm the lady who...you took the table off of.

0:26:520:26:58

Oh, yes!

0:26:580:26:59

The 1950s table, the Formica one. Was that yours?

0:26:590:27:02

-It's over there.

-That's it.

0:27:020:27:04

I remember now. I remember. I remember.

0:27:040:27:08

Are you helping us out today?

0:27:080:27:09

-You said you were going into...

-That's right.

0:27:090:27:11

-Did you go to hospital?

-I did.

-What did you have done?

0:27:110:27:14

I gave my husband a kidney.

0:27:140:27:16

Oh, yes, the penny's just dropped, I remember now.

0:27:160:27:19

-Is he still in hospital?

-Oh, he's gone!

-He was at the window.

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-He's up and about already?

-He'll come out later.

-You're looking good.

0:27:220:27:25

-I feel absolutely fine. It's amazing, isn't it?

-Well, look.

0:27:250:27:29

-It's not even two weeks yet.

-Not even two weeks?

0:27:290:27:32

-Well, enjoy the day, won't you?

-Let's hope it's a success.

0:27:320:27:35

-Looks good, doesn't it?

-Well, it's starting to look all right.

0:27:350:27:38

But I do think we need more items.

0:27:380:27:41

Oh, I'll go and have a look.

0:27:410:27:43

-Go and have a look.

-I'll find you some stock.

-Oh, thank you.

0:27:430:27:46

-I think we got away with that. We got away with that?

-We did.

0:27:460:27:49

She's gone to look for more stuff.

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And she's not alone.

0:27:520:27:53

The community are rallying round. Even more donations are coming in.

0:27:530:27:57

These ash and oak frame clocks

0:27:570:27:59

have been donated by someone on the street.

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I hope they make £30-£40 on my pop-up auction.

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'And neighbour Julia has outdone herself.'

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Oh, wow!

0:28:080:28:09

Oh, that is fantastic.

0:28:100:28:12

Can I auction this off?

0:28:120:28:13

I'm going to stick this on the rostrum and I want to get

0:28:130:28:16

-between 20 and £30.

-Whatever you can get for it.

-Thank you so much.

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I'm ever so excited now.

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So, that'll join the other lots on my pop-up auction,

0:28:220:28:24

including these, our upcycling.

0:28:240:28:26

-Tim, I like this.

-I love it.

0:28:260:28:30

That's worked out well.

0:28:300:28:31

That's our little natural history cabinet

0:28:310:28:34

-for the bedroom for the youngster.

-It is.

-And our oak stool.

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-With that lovely bleached top.

-Top looks much better, doesn't it?

-Yes.

0:28:380:28:42

I got all three of these pieces from Michael

0:28:420:28:44

and Irina has done a great job.

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Well, £10, £10, £15. Hopefully.

0:28:470:28:51

So there you go, look, we've taken some furniture which was,

0:28:510:28:54

let's face it, not worth a lot of money, nobody wanted.

0:28:540:28:57

With a bit of TLC, we've rescued them.

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Well, the auction lot table is looking fairly healthy,

0:28:590:29:02

but what we're really missing from this street auction is people!

0:29:020:29:05

Bidders! Remember Tim?

0:29:050:29:07

Talking to Dan from the local Mini club?

0:29:070:29:09

Well, they've brought their wheels and they've given me an idea.

0:29:090:29:12

We should make use of all of these Minis. I'm thinking about a convoy.

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We want to see you!

0:29:200:29:21

Huge street auction and street party just around the corner.

0:29:210:29:25

We want to see all of you there. Come and join us!

0:29:250:29:27

Well, this estate's certainly not quiet with us around today.

0:29:300:29:34

But I think this is doing the trick.

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We're like the Pied Pipers of Hucclecote.

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And just look how many people have turned up!

0:29:430:29:45

It's time to get this party started.

0:29:450:29:48

-ALL:

-Five, four, three...

0:29:480:29:50

Tim! Good luck, it's now or never.

0:29:500:29:52

CHEERING Let's go.

0:29:520:29:54

This street is perfect for a party,

0:29:560:29:58

and everyone looks like they're in the mood for dancing.

0:29:580:30:01

But best of all, the good folk of Hucclecote are spending their money.

0:30:050:30:09

£10, sir. Thank you very much. That's great.

0:30:090:30:12

I hope you enjoy that, but be safe.

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Ten seconds into the street party opening, so what a great start.

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Ten seconds, £10 down. We're on it today. I've got a good feeling.

0:30:170:30:22

That is a great start but we've still a long way to go today.

0:30:220:30:26

But look - John's been true to his word.

0:30:260:30:28

He's back and he's brought us his old golf clubs.

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-That's for us, is it, John?

-Yeah.

0:30:300:30:32

-You're not giving up, though, are you?

-No, I've got another set.

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You've got another set.

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It's all about teamwork, this.

0:30:360:30:38

I'm getting new stock in and Tim's busy selling.

0:30:380:30:42

-Has he paid yet?

-No.

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Right, right. Stand back, stand back!

0:30:430:30:45

That'll be £10 then, please, sir.

0:30:450:30:46

-£10. Look, I got it. Thank you very much.

-Thank you.

0:30:460:30:49

That's really good of you. Enjoy that and enjoy the day.

0:30:490:30:51

That's another tenner closer to the target,

0:30:510:30:54

thanks to Betty's print of Gloucester.

0:30:540:30:55

And here's another person I met on the rummage day - Sue.

0:30:560:30:59

She's bought one of her own creations for us to sell.

0:30:590:31:03

It puts a smile on your face.

0:31:030:31:05

It really does put a smile on your face and that's what art should do.

0:31:050:31:07

'Sue's painted this charming Cornish seaside in watercolour.'

0:31:070:31:10

And I think...

0:31:100:31:12

-I think we could get £10 for that.

-Oh, that would be lovely.

0:31:120:31:14

Perhaps a little bit more on... You know, if everyone's keen to bid.

0:31:140:31:18

Look, I'm going to put that on the rostrum and thank you very much.

0:31:180:31:20

I'm going to say, "It's painted by a resident in this street and she's here so don't let us down."

0:31:200:31:24

OK? Thanks, Sue.

0:31:240:31:26

Tim's met a volunteer that truly appreciates the work

0:31:270:31:30

that Chris and Steve do - Sarah from the British Heart Foundation.

0:31:300:31:33

They're just incredible. So the stories...

0:31:330:31:35

You know, Steve's background,

0:31:350:31:37

what happened to Steve and the heart transplant, but also the fact

0:31:370:31:40

that as soon as that happened, they started fundraising for us.

0:31:400:31:43

Without people like Chris and Steve,

0:31:430:31:45

we just wouldn't be able to fundraise and fund the research

0:31:450:31:48

that we desperately need to do, so they're amazing.

0:31:480:31:50

We think they're amazing, too,

0:31:500:31:52

and that's why we need to hit our target. Time for a tally-up.

0:31:520:31:56

So, there's around £110 in there. That's brilliant. Right, thank you.

0:31:560:32:00

Keep up the good work. We've done about £35, £40.

0:32:000:32:04

-June?

-It's a sale of £50 for the table and chairs.

0:32:040:32:07

-You didn't, did you? Have you just bought them?

-Yeah.

0:32:070:32:10

£50? Shake my hand!

0:32:100:32:12

-Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you so much.

-Thank you.

0:32:120:32:15

90. OK, there's £100 in there.

0:32:150:32:17

Minus 30 for the float, that's 70.

0:32:170:32:20

So far, we're just shy of our halfway mark for that £900 target.

0:32:200:32:26

But not only that - Chris seems to have disappeared

0:32:260:32:30

and there's no sign of Steve.

0:32:300:32:32

I'm going to call their daughter, Claire.

0:32:320:32:34

-Hi, Claire, it's Paul. We're outside.

-'Oh, hi!'

0:32:340:32:36

Hello! I just wondered, how's it going in there?

0:32:360:32:39

-How's Mum and Dad?

-'They're fine.'

0:32:390:32:41

-They're fine?

-'Absolutely fine. No problem.'

0:32:410:32:43

That's good news, cos it means the operation was really successful.

0:32:430:32:46

'There is a couple of people out there

0:32:460:32:48

'that nearly dropped you in it in terms of the surprise, so, er...'

0:32:480:32:52

Thanks for that.

0:32:520:32:54

-'OK, thank you very much.'

-Bye-bye.

-'Cheers. Bye'.

0:32:540:32:56

Nearly got dropped in it!

0:32:560:32:58

We are close to the edge on this one. Really close to the edge.

0:33:000:33:05

We're not quite halfway there to get our total -

0:33:050:33:07

that's a little bit worrying.

0:33:070:33:10

And also, we may get rumbled!

0:33:100:33:13

Oh, dear! Oh, dear!

0:33:140:33:15

Well, we've no choice but to carry on.

0:33:150:33:18

It's time to pull out all the stops. It's time to shake...

0:33:180:33:22

..the bucket.

0:33:230:33:24

Any loose coppers?

0:33:250:33:27

Aw! Yay! Thank you so much.

0:33:270:33:30

-I'm collecting all the copper.

-Is it only copper?

0:33:320:33:35

-No, silver or pound coins!

-Oh, bless you. Thank you so much.

0:33:350:33:39

And while I'm collecting the last few pennies,

0:33:390:33:41

Tim's getting the last few pounds. He's just sold Paul's chair.

0:33:410:33:45

-A fiver'd be nice.

-What about... OK, six - meet in the middle.

0:33:450:33:48

-Six?

-Done.

-Done? Brilliant!

0:33:480:33:50

Right, who's got the money?

0:33:500:33:52

It's time to count up the money from today's party and see

0:33:520:33:54

how close we are to reaching that target.

0:33:540:33:58

But to get a head start, we already sent two of our favourite

0:33:580:34:00

items from the rummage day to Tom Keane's saleroom in Tetsworth.

0:34:000:34:05

First up is Tim's favourite Corgi truck.

0:34:050:34:07

We really liked the look of this

0:34:070:34:09

but Tom's but an estimate of just £10 to £20.

0:34:090:34:12

Hopefully, we'll get more than the estimate.

0:34:120:34:14

Is that worth £20 for it?

0:34:140:34:15

£10 for it? Ten bid. At ten, give me 12.

0:34:150:34:18

At £10 so far. Give me 12.

0:34:180:34:20

12 in, at 12. 15?

0:34:200:34:22

Do you want 18? 18's bid. Do you want 20?

0:34:220:34:24

20 bid. 22?

0:34:240:34:26

At £22 and going, a cheap lot.

0:34:260:34:28

£22, 888.

0:34:280:34:30

Well, it's beaten the estimate but it's still a disappointing start.

0:34:300:34:34

Let's hope Joy's Frister & Rossmann sewing machine will do better

0:34:340:34:37

for us. Its estimate is £20 to £30.

0:34:370:34:40

£20 for it? £20 for it?

0:34:400:34:42

20 bid. At £20, bid 22.

0:34:420:34:44

At £20, 22.

0:34:440:34:46

22. 25? 25.

0:34:460:34:48

28? At £25 bid, at £25...

0:34:480:34:51

Give me 28. At £25 so far.

0:34:510:34:54

It's sold at £25. All done at 25 and gone.

0:34:540:34:57

Slap bang in the middle of the estimate.

0:34:570:35:00

I really hoped for more from our two lots today.

0:35:000:35:02

So we've added £47 on today's total.

0:35:050:35:09

Yes, of £546.

0:35:090:35:12

-So I need to do £300 on the pop-up rostrum?

-Yes, please.

-OK.

0:35:120:35:17

'It's a lot to ask but if ever I needed a good luck charm to help,

0:35:170:35:20

'look who's made it out - just in the nick of time.'

0:35:200:35:23

OK, let's start with lot number one. We have the easel, showing here.

0:35:230:35:27

Look at this. This would retail at around £150,

0:35:270:35:31

so who is going to start me off with a bid of £30?

0:35:310:35:34

It's worth every single penny.

0:35:340:35:36

OK. Thank you, straight in. 30.

0:35:360:35:38

I have a bid of 30. 35.

0:35:380:35:40

I'm looking for 35. I will sell at 30.

0:35:400:35:42

Can you make it 35? Can you make one more? 35.

0:35:420:35:45

Thank you. £35. I love it!

0:35:450:35:48

He's bidding against himself because no-one else is bidding.

0:35:480:35:51

Going once, twice. Sold - £35. Thank you.

0:35:510:35:55

'Well, thank goodness for Claire's husband Nick.

0:35:550:35:58

'Let's hope we get a bit more interesting our upcycled pieces.'

0:35:580:36:02

So who's going to start me off with a bid of £5? £5 anywhere?

0:36:020:36:05

Five, straight in. Five. Is there six? Six, seven now.

0:36:050:36:08

£7? It's against you now.

0:36:080:36:10

Can I take 7? £7? Thank you.

0:36:100:36:12

£7 is with me.

0:36:120:36:13

Eight. Thank you! Yes!

0:36:130:36:15

There's a little eight coming in.

0:36:150:36:17

Go on, make it ten - I could put the hammer down.

0:36:170:36:19

£10 showing here now. £10 down the front.

0:36:190:36:21

Sold! £10.

0:36:210:36:22

I think that's yours, young man. Thank you.

0:36:220:36:26

That's going straight in the bedroom.

0:36:260:36:27

'Well, that's better.

0:36:270:36:29

'At least there's a few bids coming in,

0:36:290:36:31

'and the table goes for another tenner.'

0:36:310:36:33

Sold! Thank you, £10.

0:36:330:36:35

'Now, this is the test - will our younger audience

0:36:350:36:38

'like the look of our nature cabinet?'

0:36:380:36:40

It is really a natural history unit.

0:36:400:36:42

Look at that! It's full of bugs and caterpillars.

0:36:420:36:45

Who's going to start me off with a bid of a fiver? You will! Thank you.

0:36:450:36:48

Straight in, young man. Five. Do I see ten? Yes, ten.

0:36:480:36:52

Make it 15. £15.

0:36:520:36:54

Any further advances on 15?

0:36:540:36:56

Fair warning - I'm selling to this young man at £15.

0:36:560:36:59

Going once, twice.

0:36:590:37:01

Sold! £15. Well done.

0:37:010:37:03

'I hope he's got room in his bedroom for all this.

0:37:040:37:07

'Now, on to Chris and Steve's kitchen table, the wedding present.'

0:37:070:37:11

This stuff's all the range right now, it's en vogue.

0:37:110:37:14

It's really on trend. £10 anywhere?

0:37:140:37:16

Come on, a vintage Formica table.

0:37:160:37:18

£10. We need £10.

0:37:180:37:20

Five anywhere? Where are the bids?

0:37:200:37:23

£5 anywhere? Come on! £5, surely.

0:37:240:37:26

Come on, start me off with five.

0:37:260:37:28

I'll tell you what - we're going to come back to this one.

0:37:280:37:31

We're going to skip it but come back.

0:37:310:37:33

'That didn't go well.

0:37:330:37:35

'This is a tough crowd. Will Sue's painting get the bids coming in?'

0:37:350:37:39

It's a one-off. There isn't anything else like this - it's unique.

0:37:390:37:42

It's worth investing in. Thank you. £10. 10. 15 at the back.

0:37:420:37:46

Can I take 20 now? Thank you, £20.

0:37:460:37:48

25 now? Go on, one more. 25.

0:37:480:37:51

Thank you. £25. I'm selling at 25.

0:37:510:37:53

Sold! Thank you.

0:37:530:37:55

'Maybe this lot are finally getting warmed up,

0:37:550:37:57

'and a couple of last-minute donations sell well.

0:37:570:38:00

'£50 for these locally made clocks and another £30 for the camera.

0:38:000:38:04

'But what about Julia's cake?'

0:38:050:38:08

£5. I've got 5 now. I've got 10.

0:38:080:38:11

Can I take 15? Yes, 15, 20. 25.

0:38:110:38:14

Make it 25. Can you make it 21?

0:38:140:38:17

Make it 21! Thank you. £21. It's going once, twice.

0:38:170:38:20

Fair warning. Sold! £21. Thank you.

0:38:200:38:23

'This is a sweet deal. Keith's snapped it up!

0:38:230:38:26

'But the real icing on the cake

0:38:260:38:28

'would be to sell Chris and Steve's table. One more try.'

0:38:280:38:31

Come on, five anywhere? Thank you. Five.

0:38:310:38:33

Is there six? Can I take six? Come on, can I push this?

0:38:330:38:36

Six? Six. Five? Five now.

0:38:360:38:38

I've got £5 and I'll sell at 5.

0:38:380:38:40

Can I take ten? Six?

0:38:400:38:43

OK, six. I'll take six. Can I push you to seven now?

0:38:430:38:46

No, she says. No!

0:38:460:38:48

-Ten?

-Yeah!

-Ten? Thank you so much!

0:38:480:38:51

I like that. £10. Do you know what?

0:38:510:38:53

I'm going to sell it to you at £10. Sold!

0:38:530:38:56

'So that's Jess from the Lindy Hoppers,

0:38:560:38:57

'who's danced in at the last moment.

0:38:570:39:00

'That may have just made the difference.'

0:39:000:39:02

-Look!

-£905.

0:39:020:39:05

We've beat our target by £5 - hang on, hang on - and 17p.

0:39:050:39:09

It was that table. Oh, that was close! That was close!

0:39:090:39:12

-I don't ever want to be this close again.

-No.

0:39:120:39:16

'I can't believe it!

0:39:160:39:18

'We've made it. We've just hit the target we needed for the sculpture.

0:39:180:39:21

'Now it's time to reveal all to Chris and Steve.'

0:39:210:39:25

The moment you've all been waiting for!

0:39:250:39:27

We set out to have a target of £900.

0:39:270:39:32

That's what we wanted to raise here today with this street party.

0:39:320:39:36

It was close. It was close. We've worked hard.

0:39:370:39:42

You've all given plenty. And we managed to raise £905.17.

0:39:420:39:48

THEY CHEER We just did it! We just did it!

0:39:480:39:51

We reached our target and you lot, coming together as a community,

0:39:510:39:55

believed in this and you did it.

0:39:550:39:57

Now, it really is time for you to find out what this was all about,

0:39:570:40:02

because I know it's been the talk of the town.

0:40:020:40:05

You know, not one deserving person, an unsung hero, but it's two.

0:40:050:40:09

It's a fabulous couple who live in the heart of your community.

0:40:090:40:14

They work tirelessly and they've had to put up with

0:40:140:40:17

a lot but they still keep on giving - OK? - against the odds.

0:40:170:40:21

They are a special couple. Most of you know who they are.

0:40:210:40:26

They're now surrounded by family, friends and neighbours

0:40:260:40:29

and I have to say, I've met them and it's been an honour

0:40:290:40:33

and a real privilege to see and speak to them

0:40:330:40:37

now they're out of hospital.

0:40:370:40:39

Chris and Steve, all of this is for you. This is your party, OK?

0:40:390:40:44

It's a big thank you. CHEERING

0:40:440:40:47

It really is. Yeah, three cheers for Steve and Chris! Hip hip...

0:40:470:40:50

-CROWD:

-Hooray!

0:40:500:40:51

-Hip hip...

-Hooray!

0:40:510:40:53

-Hip hip...

-Hooray!

0:40:530:40:55

"Dear Steve and Chris, your neighbours, friends and family

0:40:580:41:01

"appreciate how much you do for our community

0:41:010:41:04

"and this is what today is all about.

0:41:040:41:06

"By way of saying thank you, we have commissioned an artist

0:41:060:41:08

"to create something that shows our thanks for what you do.

0:41:080:41:11

"And finally, when you're both fully recovered,

0:41:110:41:13

"we've arranged a meal for two for you to enjoy

0:41:130:41:16

"at a rather posh restaurant to celebrate your recovery!"

0:41:160:41:19

-Thank you very much!

-Do you know what? You look great!

0:41:190:41:22

-You look really good!

-I feel great!

0:41:220:41:23

Well, what can I say?

0:41:280:41:30

Just thank you. Some of the...

0:41:300:41:32

SHE MUTTERS

0:41:320:41:34

Some of the...

0:41:340:41:36

biggest, er, support and help I've had in my life

0:41:360:41:42

is all of my family - my wife, my daughter and son -

0:41:420:41:48

er...and an unknown donor,

0:41:480:41:53

who gave me a second-hand heart 32 years ago.

0:41:530:41:57

And my dear wife, who's just given me a kidney!

0:41:570:41:59

So, thanks, all, very much for coming.

0:42:010:42:04

-And carry on all your work, all your great charity work.

-Oh, we will!

0:42:040:42:07

-Yes, we will.

-No intention of giving up.

-A big round of applause.

0:42:070:42:10

It gives me goose bumps and they've fundraised so much.

0:42:140:42:18

I think it's fantastic that, at long last, we've been able to

0:42:180:42:21

show them how grateful we are for what they've done.

0:42:210:42:25

They're an inspiration.

0:42:250:42:27

There was a risk to both of them and, you know,

0:42:270:42:31

we didn't know what was going to happen.

0:42:310:42:33

I've never seen Dad like that before.

0:42:330:42:35

I've never seen him well up like that. Very, very few times.

0:42:350:42:38

So, yes, to see him like that, it's quite nice.

0:42:380:42:40

And I think for him to say thank you to Mum was good as well.

0:42:400:42:43

Very touching.

0:42:430:42:45

Wow! We just about got away with it and thank goodness Steve and Chris

0:42:450:42:48

didn't have a clue all of this was for them. And there they are, look,

0:42:480:42:51

being surrounded by friends and family.

0:42:510:42:53

Tears in their eyes. I knew...

0:42:530:42:55

I just knew, at the end of the day, it was going to be close.

0:42:550:42:58

I didn't realise we'd do it by about £5 or £6

0:42:580:43:01

but we just managed to get away with it!

0:43:010:43:03

I hope you've enjoyed today's show, cos we could be in your street

0:43:030:43:06

next time and this auction could be for you. Goodbye.

0:43:060:43:09

Chris and Steve haven't quite recovered enough to enjoy

0:43:090:43:11

their meal out yet, but they're both doing incredibly well

0:43:110:43:14

after their operations.

0:43:140:43:16

The couple's unique sculpture,

0:43:160:43:18

specially made from a cast of their hands,

0:43:180:43:20

is currently being finished at a glassworks in nearby Bristol.

0:43:200:43:24