Neighbours turn out to surprise a Swindon woman who uses her own tragic experience to help others. Presenters Paul Martin and Danny Sebastian sort out the auction.
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Lots of us live so close to one another nowadays,
in streets and on estates, just like this one,
but possibly never come together as a community that often.
Well, today, with a lot of community spirit,
all of that is about to change.
Friends, family and neighbours are coming together to raise
money for one very special person.
Her name is Jacky, she is a pillar of the community.
But eight years ago, tragedy struck
when she lost her younger brother to suicide.
I just phoned the police.
And then they came and told us all to go home and that's when
the police had found him.
Since then, she's devoted her time to running
a charity to help others who are going through the same thing.
I've had mothers weep, knowing that they've lost their...
you know, their sons or daughters. It's hard.
You've got to have a really big heart
and Jacky's got that big heart to deal with these things.
So, to say thank you to Jacky, we're holding a street auction
to raise £900 to buy Jacky a special treat
and a gift for her community.
-We will knock on anyone's door...
-You found me.
..to get anything we can sell.
-This is like Christmas now.
-We've got Ming Dynasty here.
But it's not all going to be plain sailing.
-I haven't got any junk in here.
-Have you got anything to donate?
Not at the moment, no.
And how will Jacky react when she finds out this is all been for her?
It's all about you. It's all about you.
Today, we're in Toothill, an estate just west of Swindon town centre.
Built in the late 1970s, it housed the growing number of workers
in the many new factories and offices Swindon is now known for.
Today, it's home to a community of around 4,500
and a big part of that community is Jacky Parry.
What are you having, then, Trev?
Jacky is just a good-natured person that's someone
-you want to be around.
-I don't think I've met anyone quite like her.
Jacky now devotes her time to a local charity that helps others
who have lost loved ones through suicide.
Jacky is as strong as an ox. She's got to be.
I couldn't have done what she's done.
To find out more about her, I went to meet her partner, George.
-Hello, is that George?
-Hello, it is.
-Hello, it's Paul. How you doing?
-Pleased to meet you.
-Come on in.
So, tell me a bit about Jacky.
Well, she's an absolute diamond, you know, in the community.
She's involved in everything -
all the local community things and all the local charity stuff.
Yeah, so she's always helping other people?
She's always helping other people.
Always children and charity first, you know.
-Cos she's been through a lot, hasn't she?
-Oh, yes, yes.
She's had this...
-It's very hard with what happened with her brother dying.
-It's been very hard for her.
-It's been a struggle.
Jacky and her younger brother, Paris,
both lived on the Toothill estate. They were very close.
But her life was changed forever eight years ago, when Paris,
tragically, took his own life.
We all, as a family,
went out together and had a meal and that was our last meal together.
She was first on the scene, so it was extremely traumatic.
On the initial Sunday, when I went there
and I was banging on the door and trying to get in,
you know, there was just that panic.
Since that traumatic day,
Jacky has been determined to help others, so she set up
a local branch of the charity Survivors Of Bereavement By Suicide,
known as Sobs.
I'm sat here in my own grief and I'm thinking, "How many out there
"are going through what I'm going through?"
There's nowhere to go with it.
It is in memory of him, for sure, definitely.
You know, for sure. So, yeah.
It gets you sometimes.
Jacky began the group in 2013, alongside caring full-time
for her son, who suffers with his mental health.
For me, on a daily basis, it's very much up and down.
You don't know from one extreme to the next what he's going to be like.
Close friend Lisa knows just how tough things can be for Jacky.
One minute, things can be normal in the house,
the next they could just be haywire.
But she just needs a bit of time out, so that she can go and do some
things for herself and think of herself for a change,
instead of thinking of everybody else.
So, we want to send Jacky away on a much-needed break
to relax and unwind.
Now, that's going to cost several hundred pounds.
This is how we're going to raise it.
Now, the plan is -
we ask all of Jacky's friends and neighbours to donate any unwanted
or unloved items, so we can sell them in a pop-up auction
right here on the street.
Now, that's the big enough challenge in itself, but the real task
is keeping this a secret from Jacky until after the auction.
Now, obviously, I can't do this by myself,
so I've called in a dealer friend of mine -
someone who knows his treasure from his trash.
Whoa, right on time, look at that.
-Good morning. Good to see you.
-Always a pleasure.
-Bang on time, how about that?
-Punctual me, you know. Punctual.
Right, I think quantity over quality.
-It's achievable, isn't it?
-Because every fiver adds up.
-Of course it does.
And we will be sending some special finds to a saleroom
to get the best prices.
So, I'm hoping for some quality items.
-You go that way and I'll go this way.
-Right, see you shortly.
'Right then, let's get cracking.
'I've got a good feeling about Toothill.'
Someone's got a bit of pride.
Hopefully, they understand what this is all about
and they're willing to help.
He wants to go in and get some milk.
-Oh, I'd better watch my ankles.
They're very small people here.
But it's much tougher than I bargained for.
And I'm just wondering at all whether or not
-you've got anything to donate.
-Not at the moment, no.
I'm starting to feel despondent.
'Is Danny doing any better?'
What a shame. The guys in there didn't want to be filmed,
but look at these. They're absolutely beautiful.
Little bits of gold gilding round the top,
lovely pictures of peacocks on the front.
I think they're quite saleable.
'We may only get a couple of pounds on the bric-a-brac stall,
'but it's something, Danny.
'Don't suppose you have anything to donate? Some nuts?
'Even the squirrels are running a mile.'
Do you know, at this rate, there won't be a street auction.
We won't have anything to sell.
Which means we let Jacky down, which is not good.
Perhaps we need a change in direction.
Which way do I go? Decisions, decisions.
Danny is heading to the local shop. That could be a clever move.
-I'm going to be in all day anyhow.
-You're going to be in all day?
-If you could just jot down your address.
-Do you want to write it?
-No, you write it. I'll let you write it.
Well done, Danny. At least you have an appointment.
-I got rid of all mine.
-You got rid of it all?
Oh, shame. OK. Well, it's nice to meet someone who's in.
You take care.
Right, the street isn't working for me.
I'll head over to the village centre, too.
It's where Toothill's community centre is based.
And I found Lisa, a good friend of Jacky's.
Yeah, she does a lot for other people
and it's about time she was recognised for it.
Yeah. And this is what we're doing. Can you help me?
-I've got a garage...
-You've got a garage?
-..at my mum's house that you can go and rummage through.
'While Lisa and I head to her mum's,
'things are picking up for Danny.'
-You found me.
-We found you, Jenny. We have found you.
-Shall I take my shoes off?
-No, no. I haven't done any house work.
Well, it looks very tidy. And I see you got your slippers on.
-Oh, yeah. I wouldn't live without my slippers.
-Hey, you've got to be
comfy, haven't you? Hello. How are you?
And Jenny's got something just as cute for the bric-a-brac stall.
-That's a bit of a toy.
-There's a lovely shire horse.
-Is it a bit of Beswick?
-No, I doubt it.
-Oh, you know a bit of Beswick,
-No, I don't.
The Beswick pottery in Stoke-on-Trent was founded in 1892
and produced porcelain figurines, such as farm animals.
This shire horse isn't Beswick,
but still could achieve a couple of pounds.
'Across town, Lisa and I have reached her mum's.'
-Have you got your teeth in?
-Hello! It's Marie, is it?
-Pleased to meet you.
-And I've got all that junk in there.
-Give us the key, come on!
-It is junk.
-There you are.
-I haven't got any junk in here.
-No, all right, OK.
-Are you coming with us?
'But she is, just keep an eye on us.'
-Yes, you are.
-No, I'm not.
-You want to see the expression
on my face when you show me all this and I go...
It's just a load of rubbish.
'But one person's rubbish is some else's treasure and
'I've spotted some old inkwells belonged to Marie's late husband.'
-So, we can have these, can we?
'Inkwells gradually fell out of use in the early part of the 20th
'century, as the reservoir fountain pen replaced the dip pen.'
These are lovely. These are Victorian.
These are what you find in those landfill sites, you know.
I reckon we put those into a proper auction,
because they will find a buyer
and I reckon some of these are £2-£3 each.
'But Marie's late husband collected glass in all shapes and sizes.'
-What are these?
-I don't know what they are.
Don't ask me what they are. That's a bit silly, now, isn't it?
-Oh, it's bottles, look.
-Oh, it's a bottle in a case. Oh, that's nice.
And that little stopper, there's a little ball in there,
that stops the gas from escaping.
'This is known as a globe stopper bottle, invented in 1872.
'They were filled under gas pressure, which pushed up a marble
'against the rubber washer in the neck, creating a perfect seal.'
I mean, that's worth £2-£3.
'Again, the glass can go to a saleroom,
'perhaps grouped with the inkwells.'
Over at Jenny's, Danny's hunt has spread to a celebrity front room.
-I'll give you my dog. My dog.
-And I'll give you my cat.
-Are you sure, Jenny?
-Yeah, yeah. Yes, certainly.
I'll tell you what, if I'm going to be selling these on the day,
they want good money. These will be going into Paul's auction.
They certainly will, Danny.
They're modern and mass-produced,
but we could get a tenner for the pair.
-Give us a huggle.
-I wish I could have given you more.
Now, I'll stop you there. You've given us plenty.
So, that's... Well, yeah.
Back at Marie's garage, I found something else.
Can we have these? These are lovely. These are earthenware.
-These are really nice.
-They can go. It gets rid of them.
Thank you. Have these been in the garden?
-They've been there all the time.
-I can see that, yeah.
'Because of the way it's fired in the kiln,
'earthenware is slightly porous.
'It can only be used to hold liquid if it's had glaze applied.'
Good Victorian pottery, it's all Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent.
All of these things add up.
You know, I think there's 20 quid there.
'Back in the garage, Marie's daughter Lisa is determined Mum has a proper clear out.'
Is that something for us?
You might as well, cos you're not going to ever use it.
That's really nice. A fire iron, a little shovel and some tongs.
God, they're lovely.
'Fireside companion sets were a distinctive feature of the
'traditional English open fireplace,
'especially in Victorian times.
'They were usually made of iron, brass and sometimes pewter.'
They're in fabulous condition.
Look at the way the blacksmith's hand-beaten this
and make these little rivets, look at that,
to hold this little shovel onto the handle. Really nice.
-I see £100 there.
-Yeah, I do.
I knew she had something that was worth something.
-Well, this was worth raiding, wasn't it?
'Marie, you've been an absolute treasure.
'This rummage has well and truly taken off,
'compared to how it started.
'On my way back, there are a couple of items left out for us.'
"For the street auction, please take today if possible.
"Thank you. Daphne." She's left her phone number.
Well, that's OK, isn't it?
It's got a few scratches on it, but with a coat of paint, I mean,
that's going to look great. It's like an old pub table.
It's sort of 1980s. It'll be worth 20 quid with a coat of paint on it.
Someone else has left something with a note on it, look.
This is like Christmas now.
It's a 1970s print...
..with a herd of elephants. Well, that's a good furnishing picture.
'The neighbours are really coming up trumps for Jacky.
'Meanwhile, Danny has found himself at Maureen's,
'who's known Jacky for over 13 years.'
So, where shall we start? What have you got for me? That's quite nice.
-Shall I reach up and get it?
Simple oil lamps have been used since the Stone Age.
Cheap paraffin fuel, first patented in 1850,
revolutionised Victorian lighting.
My mother acquired it from my great aunt.
-And it was dumped in my garage, so it's been up there...
Well, I'll tell you what, it's quite nice. It's quite decorative.
Nice base on it. We're quite lucky to have the shade still on it.
-It's nice. It's been looked after.
That will brighten up the bric-a-brac stall,
but so will some pieces from Maureen's glass collection.
Oh, yes, please. That's lovely. Very decorative.
A nice heavy lump that. Bit of art glass.
And with a few other pieces, they're heading for the
pop-up auction, while Danny is headed upstairs for more donations.
We've got some Ming Dynasty here, I don't want to drop it.
Maureen's got another way of getting them downstairs.
You'd be surprised what goes up and down on that.
A porcelain jug.
They used to fill it with water back in the day,
tip it into your bowl and that's where you'd have your wash
and your freshen up. Nowadays, people still
have it in the bathroom. Just ornamental.
And, of course, we've got a lovely pottery vase. Nothing special.
These bits and pieces are going to look very well on our
-Bric-a-brac? Is that all?
I thought it would have been a bit more...
When my mate Paul has a look at it,
he might well say that they are going to a top auction house.
I'd love that.
I'll have a look, Maureen.
After all, you're donating all your stuff for your friend Jacky.
Jacky and Paris were very close,
seeing each other at least once a week.
She has fond memories of him.
He was just a really... what I'd call a lovely guy.
Very genuine. Would do anything for anybody.
He was just really sweet.
He really was a really sweet brother.
He loved us all. He was just a very caring guy.
Jacky knew her brother suffered from depression,
but she didn't know just how serious.
You know, you just think that they're all OK, don't you?
Your family. But he was struggling.
We all, as a family, went out together and had a meal.
He went home that night.
I went over to see him at the flat, banged on the door.
Tried to break in, but all the curtains were closed.
You know, so there's no way of looking in
and I just phoned the police.
And then they came and told us all to go home and just wait
and that's when the police had found him.
Paris' death had a devastating effect on Jacky's family.
It rips you apart.
It leaves a massive crater, a massive hole in everyone's heart.
If that wasn't enough to cope with, Jacky's son Isaac was then
diagnosed with depression, post-traumatic stress and anxiety.
He needed Jacky's full-time care.
He has gone through those dark times.
And there are times where he just doesn't want to be here.
I had to look after him as my priority and he's my boy.
For Jacky, losing her brother to depression and caring
full-time for her own son is a huge personal struggle.
There'd days where I'd be OK and there'd days when I just wasn't.
"That's it. I'm not going out today.
"I'm not venturing out. I can't be bothered."
But even in those most trying times, Jacky felt her experiences
could help others and she was compelled to do something.
They're suffering in silence, yet they're living with that on
a daily basis and there is nowhere, there's nowhere to go with it.
For me, that's why SOBS was important to set up,
to support others that are going through the very thing
that I was going through.
Running the group and caring for her son full-time is emotionally
tough for Jacky.
I've sat in group and I've heard mothers weep. It gets me.
Knowing that they have lost their...
..you know, their sons or their daughters, it's hard.
'Back on the street, I found Miriam.' Hello!
'Miriam's life has also been touched by suicide.'
-I had a cousin that...
-..took his own life.
-And it really had a terrible effect on my aunt.
-She could have done with some help, I think.
Yeah, so we're going to help her.
'As well as donating two landscape paintings she's painted herself,
'I've got an idea how we can maximise Miriam's obvious talent.'
-Can we sell these on our stall?
-And then can I auction off a free commissioned painting?
-Could you donate a painting if you paint it?
They can have an oil on canvas, painted by you to the value of,
-what, let's say £100.
-Yeah. That's fine.
-Brilliant, thank you.
'What a treat for any would-be bidder -
'their very own commissioned painting - but Miriam has more.'
Oh, we can paint these.
-Yeah, that was my grandmother's.
Yeah. Is that what you just got out of the attic?
-You said you were going to get some stuff out of the attic.
On another street, Danny's been drawn to a house with a vintage van.
Will owner Les have anything for us?
-Come on in? I've wiped my feet.
I've got my Rolls-Royce.
Now, that sounds good. Oh, what's that? Oh, a toy one.
I thought you meant a real one round the back.
I'll tell you what, she's a heavy one.
-What is it? Dinky?
-That's James Bond, isn't it?
-That's nice as well.
With any toy cars, collectors like them boxed,
and being a James Bond Aston Martin,
it will appeal to big boys everywhere,
but Les might have kept the best till last.
Have a go at this.
-That is a nice bike.
-What does that stand for, do you know?
I don't know. What are you asking me for? I want to learn it.
-Well, it's all a learning curve.
Well, Danny, I know all about BSA,
and I'll tell you later what it stands for,
but suffice to say this vintage bicycle is a great find.
I mean, what would it be? 1930s?
I've been told it's 1947.
Look at that moving mechanism.
I'll tell you what, they just don't make bikes like this any more.
I'll tell you what, I've come in a car - I'll be going on a bike.
One of the first ever bikes was called a Boneshaker -
I think Danny's on it.
'Back at the community centre, I've met up with Jan,
'who helps Jacky with her charity.'
-You know we're raising money, don't you?
-Yes, I know.
Do you know who this is for?
-Yes, I do.
-You do. And do you know Jacky?
Yes, I do, cos I'm trustee on SOBS with her.
-Oh, are you? So, you work on the charity as well?
It's one of those groups where you sit there sometimes
-and it's really hard to listen to the stories...
..but whatever anybody needs within the group, somebody else,
even if they're in the same situation,
will give that to that person.
You know, so it's very selfless,
-because they're going through the same pain...
..but they will still give to that person next to them,
if they're in that situation,
-because they're all at different stages in their journey.
'It's obviously a much-needed local charity,
'which Jacky puts a huge amount of energy into.'
I'm amazed by how she manages to get it all done.
Jacky is always on the go,
and she's always got her phone with her, for her SOBS group.
She could be anywhere and the phone could ring.
The group meets once a week and is a place where people can go to
talk through their grief and to help them on the their new path
their life has now taken.
Julie has now been going for the last six months.
Jacky's an amazing support.
She's available on the phone if we need her.
She's available on e-mail.
She genuinely cares about each and every one of us,
and, to me, she's one in a million.
Sue is also a SOBS attendee,
and knows that people like Jacky are key to
raising awareness of suicide.
I think it's important that we have people like Jacky,
who's passionate, has respect within the community,
and is getting more people to understand.
Friend Lisa knows Jacky's a special person.
I couldn't do what Jacky does, never in a million years.
You've got to have a really big heart,
and Jacky's got that big heart to do all of these things.
Jacky is determined to help people through their darkest times,
to see a promising future.
In your weak times, that's when you're strong.
You don't see it at the time, but you are incredibly strong.
I mean, through all the loss you've had,
you've got to look at good memories,
and how to generate good memories and have fun.
You're going to have your up and down days,
but it's also carving out some really good memories.
'I can't wait to meet Jacky, and I'm in luck,
'because she's outside the community centre.
'I hope I'm not rumbled. Here goes.'
-Hello. Hi. Hello.
Hi, I've brought all of my tat with me.
We found these all in the garage so we thought we'd bring them up.
Oh, bless you! So, how long have you lived here?
-I've lived here 27 years.
-You obviously love it.
-Yeah, I know. It's good.
-And what you do for a living?
-Well, I used to run my own business.
-Flowers. I used to sell...
-Oh, are you a florist?
I have a son that's had a mental health illness,
so I had to give it up and then be a carer for him.
I set up a charity called SOBS, Survivors Of Bereavement By Suicide,
cos I lost my brother to suicide.
And, obviously, this makes a difference in the community, then?
Yes, it does, cos we've had...
Since we set up two and a half years ago,
we've had over 100 referrals of people affected by suicide...
-The pressures of modern day life.
It is. I would say so.
When my brother died, it was the credit crunch.
-2009 was when the credit crunch...
When people were losing jobs or couldn't find work.
And that is that thing about what's going on in the world.
If you are in a community, you've got to help.
-You've got to get stuck in.
-You've got to support.
-You've got to, kind of, be there.
What's the point of being in a place?
You've got to take root and just establish
and support within the community.
You'll be surprised how many people don't know half the other people
-in their street.
'Jacky's donated a lot of pictures.'
-But I think that's nice, the oil on canvas.
'This one resembles the famous painting Two Tahitian Women
'by French impressionist Gauguin.
'Another simple painting of Gauguin's sold recently for
'300 million US dollars.'
It's someone that, you know, has a really good eye.
-And they've got technique.
-And I think...
I think that's a splash of colour on anybody's wall.
'It's definitely one for the pop-up auction,
'as are the two Art Deco paintings,
'but on the table are a collection of cards which used to come with
'packets of tea and cigarettes.'
-Oh, I had this one.
-And "The Kings and Queens of England"!
-Yeah, it is. Yeah.
I had a hot flush, going up in my attic earlier,
getting all of this lot.
That sense of anticipation,
when Mum opened a new packet of PG Tips,
and you could smell the tea,
and then you'd sort of get the tea out of the box, wouldn't you?
And there'd be the card tucked down the side
-between the lining and the box.
This is good. The gardening one, we'll put into our auction.
-Someone had the foresight not to glue them down.
-You can see they're just tucked in.
Yeah, yeah, cos they would rip, wouldn't they?
-Yeah, and it's the complete set, and the condition is superb.
'Cards like these are worth more if they're not glued into a scrapbook,
'because of the danger of tearing them
'if you try to take them out.'
-That one's good.
I think we put that one into auction. That's brilliant.
We're going to hang onto that.
'Jacky has been a star, but she's not just going to donate items.'
-So, if you can help out on the day...?
-Yeah, I'll help.
-Rain or shine...
-Yeah, rain or shine.
-That's OK, isn't it? Fantastic.
'Today didn't start off well, but, boy, has it ended on a high.
'We've just got one more thing to do,
'and that's unload the van to see which one of us
'has collected the most,
'and to find some items to send off to the saleroom.'
Two very good-looking lines.
-A nice little barley twist table.
Yeah. It's modern, but I'll tell you what, for the conservatory,
painted, that will look great, so we can upcycle that.
'We'd be hard pushed to get a tenner for Miriam's plain brown table,
'but hopefully, upcycled, we can get £20.'
I'll tell you what, you've got some art glass there.
-We'll put those together.
-It looks very Scandinavian.
-Very in. Very on-trend.
-That's a nice little lot.
I'll put that under the hammer on the pop-up.
'Putting them together, I might get over a fiver.'
-Shall we do the dog and the cat?
-It would be quite nice, yes.
-Put them under the hammer?
-That, I think, we can upcycle and paint a bright colour.
'With a lick of bright paint, I should get £20 for that, too.
So, the fireside tools - three of them, late Georgian.
'This Georgian fireside set dates from the early 19th century.
'I hope we might get £100 for these.'
And all of those Victorian bottles.
Yeah? They can go off to auction, and the Wills cigarette cards, look.
'The Victorian bottles and inkwells are a bit of a punt -
'we might get £20 -
'but there are a lot of collectors for tea and cigarette cards,
'so maybe we'll get £5 a set.'
Out of everything here, the star lot you've found has to be this.
I love that!
I absolutely love that,
and someone's looked after that -
they've put new brake blocks on that.
And I'll tell you what, look, BSA - Birmingham Small Arms Company.
Now, they made ammunitions and munitions for the Crimean War,
and after the war ended, they had all that manufacturing process
and they thought, "What can we do?"
So they started making bikes.
'It's a good British name and it's in great condition.
'We'll send that to the saleroom and hopefully get £50.'
Well done, Danny. You've worked so hard.
-Thank you, Paul.
It's the morning of the street auction,
and in a few hours' time, this quiet cul-de-sac needs to be
filled with Jacky's friends and neighbours.
The skies might be a little grey, but the bunting is being hung.
The van is being unloaded,
but it seems we've already had a casualty -
hopefully the last, because we can't afford to lose anything.
Thankfully, our volunteers are here, including Jacky.
Hopefully she still hasn't twigged that this is all for her.
Thank you so much for turning up today, everybody.
I know we are going to have a brilliant day.
With your help, we can do this.
It's all about the community coming together. Isn't that right, Danny?
-Yeah. I know you definitely love your plants,
-so you'll want to do plants.
-Yeah, I've got the plants.
-Who's going to do bric-a-brac today?
-Oh, the three of you? Yeah?
-I'll do whatever.
I'm just thinking, we've got plenty of kids' toys and stuff like that.
-Who wants to do kids' toys?
-Oh, look, I'll tell you what.
You've got a great face for kids' toys.
-Yeah. I've just been volunteered.
-Yeah, you have.
Thank you. With your help, we can do this.
'I hope so, because we have a steep target of £900 to raise,
'and we need everyone's hands on deck.'
I'll tell you what, how lovely is that? A lovely little Ensign.
'Ensign was a camera range, made by a British company
'started in the 1930s.'
Even got the case with it. Quite nice, that.
I've just looked at some stuff that's come in fresh.
I've seen a little camera.
I'm wondering at all whether it might do
for the auction this afternoon.
Is it a little Box Brownie?
I don't think it's a Brownie, but it's that type of thing.
'The Box Brownie camera was invented by Kodak in 1,900.
'Its simple design and low-cost film brought photography to the masses.'
I think we'll give it a go.
We'll give it a go on the pop-up rostrum, because it's too nice...
-It's too nice for bric-a-brac.
Probably get 20 quid for that, won't we, Paul?
-I would have thought so.
-Hopefully. Yeah, I'd have thought so.
I know you are tip-top fantastic,
so I think whatever target we've got to make today,
we're going to do it.
We'll give it full exposure, and do you know what?
It's just started to rain.
Tarpaulins out, everybody, and take cover.
Quick! PAUL LAUGHS
'When I said exposure, I didn't mean to the elements!'
It matches the suit, doesn't it?
We won't let a bit of rain dampen our spirits, however -
not when there are boys' toys to play with.
TOY CAR RUMBLES
The wheels are going. It moves! Look at that!
TOY CAR SCREECHES It came to a screeching halt, then.
Classic 1960s Aston Martin DB -
-David Brown, the founder of Aston Martin.
And a bit too modern, is it, to really warrant a good price?
Do you know what? I might give that a go on the rostrum. It is...
It is, but, because this is for a good cause, I'm going to push it.
'I'm going to try and get at least a tenner for this.'
You're going to have fun on that rostrum, aren't you?
Yeah. Shaken, not stirred. LAUGHTER
'No sooner do we have a high...
'then we have a low.
'Another casualty -
'that's a good-looking clock, but it won't sell now.
'We need to make up some ground -
'perhaps with our upcycled furniture.
'Remember the round table left outside on the street for us?
'It was brown and bland. Well, look at it now.'
-It's probably more saleable as it is than what it was as brown.
Do you know what? I recognise the shape, but I forgot all about it.
-So, for me, that's done the trick.
Now you gravitate towards that.
You go, "Gosh, that looks different. That looks good."
We've got mixed colours and it is in an eggshell,
but it's all waterproof eggshell.
So, you can put this outside in the garden if you want to.
Yes. Well, I mean, it's had a drop of rain this morning, hasn't it?
-It's not affected it.
-No! It's tried and tested.
All said and done - it's clean, it's fresh.
When we found that, we both went, "A fiver."
Yes. I'll agree.
-15 to 20.
-Maybe even a little bit more.
And remember Miriam's barley twist table?
And now it is a one-off Street Auction special,
limited edition. Look at that.
It's just "Street Auction" printed and cut out.
Well, it's not just Street Auction. That is classed as decoupage.
-It is, isn't it?
Basically, that was the Victorian art of scrapbook collecting.
You cut everything out and stuck it on screens -
on anything, really - and varnished it.
-Yes, but that looks well.
-It looks good.
I think that really speaks out for what we're doing here today,
and anybody who buys that is going to keep a piece of...
-What we're doing.
-Yes, what we're doing.
'But which table will make the most money?'
I think the pastel one is going to make around about...
I'd hope about £30-£40.
-And I think this black barley twist table is going to make less.
Well, do you know what?
-I'm going to work really hard to make mine do more than yours...
..because every pound helps.
-I can't win, really.
-No, you can't!
'We shall see, Danny. We shall see.
'Jacky's partner George has also arrived with
'something a little bit special.'
-Is this yours?
-Thank you, George.
-Can we have that in our pop-up sale?
-Yeah, you can. Yeah, yeah.
'It's an Edwardian baby daybed - a crib on wheels, if you like.'
It's even got its little china casters on it. Look at that.
-Look at that.
-It's a nice Edwardian piece.
'I think I could get £40 for it.
'Well, I think it's about time we got this show on the road.
'We've got a crowd waiting and there's even a marching band.'
-Five, four, three, two, one!
-Danny, good luck.
Olivia, thank you.
Here we go.
We now need to raise lots and lots of money,
so I'll tell you what - you take that side, I'll take that side,
-and we'll just get people buying, buying, buying.
-Let's do it.
-'It's time to get selling.'
-How much is that?
-Don't you go giving it...
-About £1. About £1, isn't it?
-Oh, but don't forget it for a good cause.
-Haven't decided yet?
-Give us three quid.
It's got a nice little brass bit, there, hasn't it?
-Look at it. Give us four.
Keep the change. How's that?
'That deserves a cheer from a cheerleader.'
What can I sell you, sweetheart? It's all got to go.
Maureen's lamp has got a buyer, and £20, too,
and the toy stall is proving a winner.
What's your name?
Hey! Guess what my name is?
-You've got it. Tell you what...
I'll tell you what, there's no flies on this lad.
I'll tell you, there's no flies on him.
But you can't please everybody.
Are these any good?
-You don't like them games, do you?
'On the plus side, a local artist called Marion
'has turned up in support to paint a one-off watercolour of
'the day's festivities.
'I'll auction that one off later on the rostrum.'
Thank you very much.
The money is rolling in,
but can the same be said about the items that we picked
to send over to the saleroom?
Our auctioneer today is James Lewis.
At 40... Well fought, sir.
'And first up, it's Marie's collection of
'Victorian inkwells and bottles,
'which I can see making £20.'
A really interesting little lot of bottle-diggers' finds...
At £10. 15, do I see?
At 10, 15, 20 absentee bid, 20 and five.
20. All done.
Absentee bid takes it at £20...
'Bang on the money.
'Next, it's the Victorian fireside set.
'Is my £100 estimate overambitious?'
Interesting little collection of steel fire irons.
It would have been made around 1790, 1810. A true antique.
We'll start them at £20 for the three.
20 bid. 25 on the aisle.
30 at the back.
35, new place. £40.
With... 40 bid.
45 in front.
50 now. At £50, are you sure?
Going once, twice, third and last.
'Someone's got themselves a bargain, but we still have £50.
'Next, it's the three sets of cards -
'£5 a set would be great.'
Now, this is the collection of cigarette cards.
Would anybody like them for 10?
£10, absentee bid at the back at 10.
At £10 at the back, and 15 where?
Absentee bid, £10.
Every little helps, but now it's my favourite item, the BSA bike.
I hope we can get £50.
This is the vintage BSA bicycle.
At 15, 18...
18 bid. 20 here, and two.
22. 25 now.
28. In the centre at 30.
Five. 40 bid.
Well done. 45.
50 bid. 50 and five.
Online at 60.
65 bid. At 65...
Yours, sir, well done.
'That's a brilliant price, and with a total of £145,
'it hasn't been a bad day in the saleroom.
'Back at the street, the money from the stalls is being tallied.'
Lisa, here's the moment of truth - Danny's been helping count out
all the money, so this is the sum total from the stalls.
-It's a good figure.
-From the stalls.
-Plus the £145 from the auction.
-We're there, aren't we?
Look, I think, if I work really, really hard,
and I can get another £250 odd on top of that,
not only do we get Jacky off to the Lake District,
-but we can buy something for the community.
-That would be nice, yes.
-So, it's down to me now.
-The pressure's on!
'It would be great to buy something for the community that Jacky loves.
'I'll need to sell big on the rostrum to reach our £900 target.
'But will Toothill dig deep?
'First up, it's Miriam's donation,
'a commissioned painting of the highest bidder's choosing.'
It's got to be worth £20, surely. 20, anywhere? Come on.
Thank you, two hands at once, I'll take 20, I'll take 25.
Any further advances? I'll take 30, £30 with me now.
A keen bidder down the front...
'Jacky is so unaware of what today is in aid of,
'she's actually bidding herself!'
£40 is with me. It's going once, twice...
-Sold, thank you, madam.
'Up next is the first of our upcycled tables.
'Now, Danny thought this would make between £30 and £40.
'I'm not so sure, but who will be right?'
So, who's going to start me off with a bid of £15? Showing here.
There we go!
I'm looking for 20. I now have it. £20 is with you, madam.
25, can I see 30? 30, thank you, £30.
This is what I like, a proper fight going on in the saleroom!
Make it 35 now? 35, can I take 40?
£40. Gutsy, £40!
Any further advances on 40? Fair warning, I am selling.
It's going once, twice, sold!
£40. Keep your hand up.
'Well, Danny, you were right,
'but what about Miriam's upcycled barley twist table?
'I thought this would sell for the most.'
£20 is with me, 22? Thank you. £24. £26.
It's against you at the back, madam. £28, it's against you. 30.
£30 is with me now. There is a shake of the head, you're out at the back.
And I'm selling, fair warning, at £30.
It's going once, twice, sold! Thank you.
'Miriam has got her table back.
'With a little paint and imagination,
'those two tables have made £70.
'Up next, a selection of paintings that left little to the imagination!
'This pair of Art Deco pictures should easily reach £20.'
Who's going to start me off with a bid of 30? Thank you. £30.
£35 is with me. £35 now, I will sell... Thank you, one more bid, 40.
I have a bid of £40 now. I can sell at 40. Sold!
'But what about this painting Jacky donated?
'Surely it's worth a £10 bid.'
£10, anywhere? Is it at 5? Thank you very much, £5.
15? I'll take 15, thank you.
Fair warning, I'm selling at £15. Sold!
'Jenny's cat and dog fought to a decent price.'
And I'm selling at £9,
it's going once, twice, fair warning... Sold!
'Les's 007 car hit the target.'
This will be a collectable of the future, make no mistake,
you are making a good, wise investment.
And I'm selling at £16, this young lad deserves it.
'And the Ensign box camera was snapped up.'
I'm selling to you, sir, for £6. Sold!
'Every little helps.
'Up next, the Edwardian baby's daybed,
'with plants as an added extra.'
-Thank you very much. £48, sold!
'Wow, what a great price.
'But now for our last item, Marion's recently finished painting
'of the day, a real community masterpiece.
'To be frank, I have no idea what this could go for.'
There isn't another one. You can't put a price on it!
30, straight in, thank you. Now I'm looking for 40. 40, thank you.
-50! £50 now.
-Come on, £60? Thank you, £60. 70 anywhere?
-Thank you very much. We've got a bid at £90 now.
I know we can get £100 for this.
And I'm selling at 100, it's going once, twice, sold! Thank you.
'Great price, great community spirit.
'Now, let's see if all our hard work has paid off.'
Today, we have a grand total of...
We have beaten our target, so thank you, thank you, Swindon,
thank you so much! It's been absolutely fabulous, it really has.
I can't believe it. Without you, this would not be possible.
Now, I have told one or two fibs. I have.
Most of you know what this is all about,
but there is one person here who thinks it's for a community project.
Well, it isn't for the community project,
it's for one very special person who has been part of this
community for nearly three decades.
She has worked wonders.
She is there as a shoulder to cry on,
she's got people back on the right path, back onto their journey.
She is a caring mother, a caring partner, you all know her.
Jacky Parry, it's all about you.
It's all about you.
All of this is for you.
Can you read it out loud?
"We've arranged for you to have an all-expenses-paid mini break
-"to the Lake District." Really?
-Wow, I am just shocked.
Thank you so, so much.
Well, we've had to keep this a secret from you for a long time.
George has helped us out, Steve has helped us out, so many people...
Wow, thank you. Do you know what? I really need a break!
I really do need a break, so, thank you so, so much.
You know, it's always been a community, this place,
so I'm just really blessed and honoured to be part of it.
-Yeah, thank you.
-OK, give her a hug!
I thought you had sort of twigged that, but you didn't!
I don't know you!
Yeah, a bit emotional, actually!
I can't believe the whole community can come together so well.
I didn't think we would get away with that, but we did.
Jacky is so well-known and loved in the community,
the cat could have got out of the bag at any moment.
We got away with it and we raised more than our original target.
It doesn't get much better than that.
I hope you've enjoyed watching the show.
Do keep watching, because hopefully, we could be in your street
the next time, and this auction could be for you. Goodbye.
Since the street auction, Jacky and George have enjoyed spending
quality time together on a break away.
And the extra money we raised bought a new notice board
for the community centre, to keep everyone up-to-date.
Neighbours turn out to surprise a Swindon woman who uses her own tragic experience to help others. Presenters Paul Martin and Danny Sebastian collect donated items to sell at a street auction on her doorstep.