Redruth Street Auction


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Redruth

Neighbours turn out to surprise a woman from Redruth, Cornwall, who works hard to help others despite battling her own problems. Paul Martin and Irina Aggrey present.


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Now many of us live on estates like this one,

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all over the United Kingdom,

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sharing the streets with people we barely know.

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Well, today, for this street, all of that is going to change.

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And it's all because a Cornish town wants to honour one unique woman.

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A strong independent woman

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who is coming to terms with her situation by helping others.

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You can't get more magnificent than that.

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Despite being profoundly deaf and with a crippling spine condition,

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with the help of a faithful hearing and assistance dog...

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Socks!

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It makes a huge difference whether you've got your dog by your side

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or not.

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Push!

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..she's dedicated her life to helping others.

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Considering the obstacle she has to overcome,

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she's incredibly positive and she's an inspiration.

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'So we want to thank her by holding a street auction...'

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It's going once, twice...

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Sold, thank you.

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'..with items donated from her neighbours.'

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Let's get it loaded up.

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I can see it's been up there 20 years.

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You can see the string line.

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'But it's not going to be easy.'

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-Don't know how to get in.

-Try the other one.

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Oh, this one's just peed up against the dog!

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'And will they be able to part with their treasures?'

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Oh, my word, what's this?

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-Scheurich.

-Yeah.

-West German, 1970s.

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'And how will our local hero react when she discovers

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'this is all for her?'

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You really are a champion.

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Redruth is a small town in Cornwall that was once the centre

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of a prosperous tin and copper mining industry.

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It has a population of almost 15,000,

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but no-one works harder for that community than one resident

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and her special four-legged friend.

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Former teaching assistant Tammy Thorne

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and her hearing and assistance dog, Tatum.

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We've told Tammy we're making a programme about neighbours

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and local communities,

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but little does she know it's all about her

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and the vital volunteer work she does...

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Come on, then.

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..including Hearing Dogs for the Deaf

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and now the Cornwall Air Ambulance.

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Tammy and Tatum brighten our day -

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that's the best way to describe it.

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They come in and they're both such a positive force of energy.

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It just gives you a sense of self-worth

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and you can help other people.

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But life wasn't always so positive for Tammy.

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16 years ago,

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a severe ear infection left her profoundly deaf

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and feeling very much alone.

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My life changed quite a lot.

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I was very withdrawn for a long time...

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and had my first hearing dog, Frankie.

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He made a big change to my life and gave me a lot of confidence.

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Tammy learnt to lip-read and after Frankie retired,

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she was given another hearing dog, Boots.

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But in 2009, Tammy's life took another turn for the worse,

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when she developed a crippling spinal condition.

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I'm in constant pain 24/7.

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Yeah, painkillers only take off the edge of the pain.

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They just make it bearable to cope with.

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Doctors did all they could to help Tammy

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but her condition progressed quicker than anyone expected,

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leaving her confined to a wheelchair.

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I thought I had years...

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perhaps left of that treatment.

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Erm...

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It's hard just to, you know, to sort of...

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to know that those options aren't going to be there for you any more.

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I don't know how she copes as well as she does with the frustrations

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that she has to cope with on a daily basis.

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Tammy needed someone new to change her life for the better.

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Push. Good girl.

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Well done!

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And that was Tatum, a hearing and assistance dog.

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You don't have to ask people for so much help

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because she can grab things for me and pick things up for me,

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hand over my purse,

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so it just gives you that much more freedom

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and she just knows what to do and just loves her job.

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What an incredible woman and what incredible dogs as well.

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They really are man's best friend, but they make the perfect team.

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Now, we've heard that Tammy loves outdoor pursuits

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and we'd like to send her on an adventure weekend.

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It's our way of saying a huge thank you

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to Tammy for all her kindness.

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The cost is going to be £800 and this is how we're going to raise it.

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Well, the plan is we're going to ask everybody here in this community,

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all of Tammy's friends, family and neighbours

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to donate any unwanted or unloved items they have,

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so we can sell them in a pop-up street auction,

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which is happening right here on this very spot

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in about four weeks' time.

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It will be absolutely brilliant.

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It's a big challenge but there's a greater task.

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We've got to keep this a secret from Tammy until after the auction.

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But I can't do this on my own

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so I've called in boot-sale bargain hunter

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and upcycling queen Irina Aggrey to help me.

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-Irina!

-Morning!

-Hello.

-Hi, nice to see you, Paul.

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-Oh, we've got a big task today.

-Have we?

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Who are we raising money for, then?

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All of these doors, we're knocking on. She's a great lady.

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-She's called Tammy. OK?

-Mm-hm.

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She volunteers for so many different charities

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and she's always helping other people,

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especially the Cornwall Air Ambulance,

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so now we've got to help her.

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Let's raise as much money as possible.

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Well, we better get to it.

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Let's hope the locals are a friendly bunch.

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I'm going to hedge my bets that way.

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-I'll take this way.

-Mm-hm.

-Don't forget she lives just there.

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-All right, then.

-So...

-Mum's the word. Good luck.

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-Thank you.

-See you later.

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And if we find anything really special,

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we'll send it to an auction house to make more money.

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I'm itching to start rummaging.

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Don't know how to get in.

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Nobody's in. I'm going to try the other one.

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It's got a special lock on it.

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-DOG BARKS

-Is your owner in?

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Can you let them know that I'm here?

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-There you go, there you go.

-Hello, anyway!

-Good morning.

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We're going to have a street party here.

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What we want is unwanted or unloved items.

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We've got chairs and pouffes that are quality condition.

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-Great. Where are they?

-I'll get them for you.

-OK. I'll wait here.

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-Thank you very much.

-No problem. Thank you so much.

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I couldn't work that.

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'Opening Sharon's gate might have been tricky...'

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I still can't work that out.

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'..but we're getting a warm doorstep welcome.'

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-There's those.

-Oh, brand-new as well.

-Yeah.

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Thank you.

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Author Daphne du Maurier lived in Cornwall,

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so Mary's collection of her books should sell well.

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I don't use them because I don't like that type of story.

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-You don't. Why?

-I'm more soppy.

-Are you?

-Yeah!

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And she knows our heroine Tammy too.

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Oh, just very nice.

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I imagine she could help anybody out if she wanted to.

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-That's what she does.

-Yeah.

-And what's her doggy like?

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-Oh, lovely.

-Cos it's a new one.

-It's a golden Labrador.

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-He's handsome.

-Is he?

-Yeah!

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'And talking of handsome...'

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Oh, fantastic!

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'..Sharon's furniture donation is in very good nick.'

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-I believe that's it.

-That's brilliant.

-OK, my lovely.

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-Thank you.

-No problem. You're very welcome.

-Thank you very much.

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-You want something to auction, do you?

-Yes, please.

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I'll see what I've got.

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And what keen gardener Des has to donate is a little prickly.

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So you're happy with me taking this one?

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-Yeah, go on, take that one.

-Thank you very much.

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Pot and all, obviously.

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Look at that. Teamed with a lovely pot.

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Very neutral. I like that.

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This is a Christmas cactus and it needs lots of light,

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so it's in a right area.

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-What colour flowers does it produce?

-Pink.

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The long-living Christmas cactus comes from the tropical forests

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of South America and blooms for the festive season.

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The original one was about 50 years old.

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-50?

-Yeah.

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-So is this a cutting from it?

-Yeah.

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So I think you've definitely got green fingers.

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Judging from your garden, which is stunning.

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It certainly is. But we've no time to admire the Dahlias...

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Thank you very much.

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..we need to get more donations.

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Josephine, great to meet you.

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-Yeah, I don't think there's much here that you...

-Oh.

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You're all living in one room down here, aren't you?

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I am, yes.

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-You've got an en-suite, look.

-Yeah!

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PAUL LAUGHS

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Cover that back up. I didn't expect anybody to call.

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Oh, bless you, Josephine.

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Right. Have you got anything we can have to sell or...?

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Well, I don't know about that picture.

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-What, that picture there?

-Yes, that one there.

-Are you sure?

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I mean, I don't want to just come in here and take things off the wall.

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-No, you have it.

-Are you...?

-It's no good to me.

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There's no sentimental reason or whatsoever.

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You're welcome to take it.

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Well, it's a lovely... It's a print, isn't it?

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-Yes.

-It's sort of a landscape.

-I don't know what it is exactly.

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I've had it for about 20 years.

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I can see it's been up there 20 years. Look at this.

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You can see the string line.

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'We're all guilty of that one

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'but Josephine also has a nice bit of pottery to donate.'

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That's lovely, isn't it? Where did you get this one from?

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A pottery at Scorrier.

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-It's Cornish, isn't it?

-Yes, it is Cornish.

-Yeah.

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'Cornwall became a haven for potters in the 20th century.'

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Oh, thank you for that.

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'This little Cornish jug should fetch a couple of quid.'

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There's a lady called Tammy.

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-She has a wheelchair.

-Oh, I know Tammy. Lives up the top.

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-Yeah, got a dog, a hearing dog.

-That's it.

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-All this is for her.

-Oh, lovely.

-It's a big surprise

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and we're going to send her away on a lovely activity weekend.

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-Oh, brilliant.

-Something she can do with the dog.

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-Yeah, she deserves it.

-She does, doesn't she?

-She deserves it.

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-Thank you very much.

-I can tell my friend

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I've had Paul Martin in my bungalow!

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-Oh!

-She'll be very envious.

-Oh, brilliant.

-She loves you.

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What a warm and giving neighbourhood this is.

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All right, Pat?

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Look at that. Look, the dog's getting a lift.

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That's brilliant!

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'And everyone seems to know Tammy.'

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Tell me a bit about her, then, what's she like as a person?

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-She's a very pleasant little girl.

-Yeah.

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It's very sad to see her in the wheelchair like that.

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But she seems to get involved in a lot of things.

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She's as good as gold. We have a chat.

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We go out for walks and I take the dog out.

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She takes her little Labrador out with her on her wheelchair.

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So, yeah, it's lovely.

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She hasn't gave up at all. She's a really strong character...

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and dogs, I think, helps with it as well.

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I think they're really good companions.

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Behave!

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We all love her around here.

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Tammy's neighbours are only too happy to help...

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Would you be willing to make a cake for us?

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Of course I would.

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..including Denise who is donating these two side tables.

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Oh, wow. Oh, my God, they're so kitsch. Thank you.

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-And there's one there as well.

-A matching pair.

-Yeah.

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This is so nice.

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Cos usually you get the nest of tables, don't you?

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That's what you usually get but I haven't seen anything like this.

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Thank you very much for those.

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Absolutely chuffed, I am.

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A 1970s classic.

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Nesting tables aren't a modern invention.

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Renown British furniture designer Thomas Sheraton

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drew plans for a nest of tables called the quartetto in 1791.

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Brilliant!

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I bet our upcycling queen has plans for these.

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Great little pair. Can sell these off as one or two.

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I'm definitely going to paint them the same colour.

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Wonderful storage space maybe for magazines, your remote controls

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or something like that and it's a drop-leaf with a twist.

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Now, there's one couple who know Tammy better than anybody else

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and that's obviously her mum and dad, Janet and John Thorne.

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So let's go and meet them and they live right here.

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-Hello, is that John?

-Yes.

-It's Paul Martin.

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-Hello.

-Hi, Paul.

-Hello. Hi, Janet.

-Hello.

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'Now, I know that Tammy is at work all day,

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'so there's no chance of her finding out about my visit.'

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Well, she's a very outgoing person.

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She's very friendly with everybody, you know.

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She enjoys all kinds of activities although she's disabled.

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She likes canoeing and sports like that, you know.

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'That activity weekend is definitely the right thank you

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'for all her volunteering.'

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How do you think she'll react to this?

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I think she'll have tears in her eyes.

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-Take care.

-Yeah, bye!

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'They must be so proud of Tammy.'

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What lovely parents.

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-Oh, thank you very much.

-Don't know if you want it or not.

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Across the street, Denise has found some more stuff to donate,

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including some cufflinks...

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Oh, thank you. So generous.

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-Oh, my word. What's this?

-That one there needs a battery.

-OK.

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..and a last-minute grandfather clock.

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-And you're happy with just donating this to us?

-Yeah, of course, yeah.

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Only in the cupboard doing nothing.

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Grandfather or longcase clocks have been around

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since the end of the 17th century

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and were once the most accurate form of timekeeping.

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It'll go to a nice new home. Thank you.

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This modern battery-run model

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should strike a tenner on the auction day.

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Oh, quite happy with the haul that I've got so far, I tell you.

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Everyone's chipping in for Tammy's big day.

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-Thank you!

-Take care.

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But to find out more about her special dog Tatum,

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I'm meeting up with Samantha

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who now looks after Tammy's retired dog, Boots.

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Tell me about her new dog Tatum.

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She's much more energetic than Boots ever was.

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She's just...bouncy.

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Tigger would've been a good name for her actually

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cos she's so bouncy.

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How has Tatum improved Tammy's life now?

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Tatum now is a dual assistance dog.

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It's not just a hearing dog, Tatum isn't just a hearing dog.

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She helps with other things like loading the washing machine,

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opening doors.

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It gives her the confidence to go places.

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She's always got something or someone with her, if you like,

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and that is the thing with her -

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it's the determination to do as much as she can

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and to be as normal as possible.

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Tatum really is Tammy's lifeline.

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She's amazing.

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She can pick anything up as small as a 5p coin.

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Good girl. Push. Push!

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'She can open and close doors for me.'

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Good girl.

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She can load and unload the washing machine.

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Good girl. Well done!

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She works to the alarm clock in the morning,

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the door bell, the smoke alarm.

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ALARM CLOCK BEEPS

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Keeps you safe and you have that peace of mind.

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Socks.

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She can fetch my shower towel when I'm in the shower.

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But she's not very keen on showers.

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One day, she didn't fetch me my shower towel,

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she fetched me my umbrella.

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I think that's part of her that she didn't want me to get wet!

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It makes a huge difference whether you've got your dog by your side

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or not.

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Good girl.

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So, for me, it's a real bonus and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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What a remarkable duo Tammy and Tatum are.

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But to get them that much-needed break,

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we need more donations and Samantha has just that.

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I've got a little pair of silver and lapis earrings.

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Oh, they're nice, aren't they?

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'Lapis lazuli is a semi-precious stone

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'and was once used by Renaissance painters

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'to make the colour pigment ultramarine,

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'the most expensive paint they used.'

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Oh, how lovely. Thank you.

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-And they are sterling silver, are they?

-They're 95.

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-Yeah, look at that.

-And you've got a little banded agate ring.

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-Oh, that's sweet as well, isn't it?

-Just a little silver as well.

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'Agate is a type of quartz known for its bands of colour.

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'It's mostly found in volcanic rock and lava formations.'

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There's a certain allure to it, isn't there?

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-You sort of zoom in on it and go, "Oh..."

-"Isn't that beautiful?"

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-Yeah, and it does vary.

-Yeah.

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Well, look, your jewellery, I think,

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-we should put into a proper sale room...

-Lovely.

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..because I think we'll get more money for it

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than on a bric-a-brac stall or the pop-up rostrum

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because people don't really appreciate the work

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-that's gone into something like that.

-No.

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So we'll get it into a sale room.

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Back on the street...

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He's just woken up.

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..Tammy's neighbours just keep on giving.

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-You can have it.

-Brilliant. Let's get it loaded up.

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-Thanks a lot for your stuff.

-Thank you.

-Take care.

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-Thank you. Bye.

-Bye-bye. Bye!

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They're all entertainment books. Oh, thank you.

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-That any good?

-Yes!

-Yeah?

-Old TV stands.

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And a little bedside cabinet there.

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OK, thank you very much.

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You've got a lovely smile.

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All my own teeth too!

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Someone's got a brave sense of humour and that person is Roy.

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-Oh, my God!

-Hello.

-How are you?

-I'm all right, thank you.

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Wow, look at this.

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'They love their gardening in Cornwall.'

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This is brilliant. This is brilliant because you know what?

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Gardening is big.

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Everyone loves to look after their garden.

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'As well as donating a strimmer and some other gardening tools...'

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-Proper job, eh?

-Hey, proper job.

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-Say that again, me handsome.

-I'm a...

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THEY LAUGH

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'..Roy's also donating a lawn mower and that should be an easy tenner.'

0:17:400:17:44

Thank you.

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'But he and his wife Pauline aren't finished there.'

0:17:460:17:49

Oh, thank you.

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-You have it there.

-Oh, it's a little basset.

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'Jack Russells Bill and Ben are saying goodbye to an old friend.'

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-You've been ever so kind. Thank you.

-Yeah.

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Wow! Hey!

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Oh, this one's just peed up against the dog.

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'That would be Ben.'

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-Oh!

-Oh, he hasn't!

-Oh, he has. He's just peed all over that.

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Oh, give it to me.

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-We better not take that one.

-No.

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I knew you were going to do that!

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'Well, given a good wash, we can still sell him on the toy stall...'

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Naughty boys! Naughty boys!

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'..for a couple of PEE!'

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Across the street...

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It's so colourful. Look at that.

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..Lauren's tattoo has caught Irina's eye.

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-Clothes?

-I've got, like, baby clothes

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that my, like, three-month-old's just grown out of.

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It seems not-so-little baby Thoran is growing up fast.

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OK...

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These are lovely.

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-Is this hand-knitted?

-Yeah, that is. It's by my nan.

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Aw, it's lovely.

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Hand-knitted baby clothes

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will surely be worth a couple of pounds each

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and Lauren's happy to donate

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because when she was younger,

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Tammy was a teaching assistant at her school.

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She was, like, the person to go to if you needed anything,

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wanted to talk to.

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She was like a real trouper.

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It was, like, really good to see.

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She's, like, really inspirational.

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It seems Tammy has always been there for other people.

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Thank you very much.

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But it's the Cornwall Air Ambulance

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which is especially close to her heart.

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Tammy's been coming here for nearly four years now,

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giving her time and it means so much to us,

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to have her here in the office, her and Tat.

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I just love it.

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You meet such a variety of people.

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It gives you a sense of purpose and helping the community.

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You're giving something back.

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I think she's certainly inspirational for those of us

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who are able-bodied.

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I think we're all too quick to say, "Oh, I can't do that."

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But she doesn't say things like that.

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She gets on and does it

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and actually seeks out more than perhaps you might expect her to do.

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There's a huge wave of warmth and respect

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for a strong, independent woman,

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who is coming to terms with her situation by helping others.

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You can't get more magnificent than that.

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Tammy couldn't be more deserving, could she?

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So, in one final push, I'm hitting the town centre

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to see if I can get a donation from any local shops.

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-Hello.

-Hello there.

-It's Paul from Street Auction.

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-Hello, Paul. Nice to meet you.

-What's your name?

-My name's Al.

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Al. We're having this street auction here in a month's time, OK?

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Is there anything you can donate?

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-Because I'd love to sell something of yours.

-Yes, of course.

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-Some 20th-century modern because it's all the rage.

-Have a look.

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-How about a nice floor vase?

-That one?

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That one or this one, whichever you prefer.

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-What do you think?

-Do you know what?

-I like the look of that.

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-It's nice, isn't it?

-Yeah, it's got a bit colour to it, hasn't it?

0:20:450:20:47

-Yeah. We're happy to donate that.

-Oh, that's a lot of money.

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-£60. Are you sure?

-Yes, of course.

0:20:500:20:51

Tell me a bit about it, then.

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-Scheurich.

-Yeah.

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West German, 1970s.

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'The Scheurich company became one of the largest manufacturers

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'of ceramics in Germany from the 1950s to the 1980s.'

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-It's got the texture of an orange peel.

-Absolutely.

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This is where it gets the fat lava name,

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-from this sort of lava glaze.

-Yeah.

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'Lava glaze is an unusually thick, often flowing glaze,

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'which appeared on many German mid-century pots.'

0:21:150:21:19

-Isn't that cool? You've been a star.

-Thank you, Paul.

-Thank you.

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This pot is definitely one for the sale room.

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Although I'm not sure we'll get £60 for it

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but here's hoping.

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With our rummage complete,

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it's time to unload the van to see who's collected the most

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and to find some items to send over to the sale room.

0:21:350:21:39

-That's the end of a long day.

-I know.

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-It's been a good day, though, hasn't it?

-Yeah.

0:21:400:21:43

-I've met some characters.

-Have you?

-Oh, gosh, yes.

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Now, I think you've done exceptionally well.

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Well, you know, I was chopping and changing,

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going down lots of different streets, you know.

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-Yeah, I'm happy...

-Well done.

-..and the grandfather clock.

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Yes! Not to mention old Father Time.

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'Denise's grandfather clock might be high-street modern,

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'but it's got the look and I think we could get £10 to £20

0:22:030:22:07

'on the pop-up rostrum.'

0:22:070:22:08

-What have you got for upcycling?

-Those little tables there.

0:22:080:22:12

-My little pair of occasional tables.

-What will you do with those?

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Well, because they're damaged at the top

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and they're MDF, I can't bring out any grainage or anything like that.

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I'm going to do some decoupage and then just paint the sides,

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maybe a neutral colour so it can really attract a wide market.

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And with a bit of upcycling magic,

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I can see this pair making £15 at the pop-up auction.

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-Great. Well...

-Your side?

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I mean, I didn't get you anything to upcycle.

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Nothing came along. But I've got an eclectic mix.

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You know, kids' toys, all sorts of things.

0:22:400:22:42

-Lots of bric-a-brac.

-Yes.

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I've got three things that we can take off to the auction room.

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-Earrings. One ring.

-OK.

-I mean, not a great deal of money

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but I think each lot might be worth around £15, £10-£15.

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'And my final item to send to the auction house

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'is the German garden pot,

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'which I'm hoping to get a good price for.'

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That was a donation from a shop in the heart of Redruth,

0:23:030:23:06

who, you know, is a 20th-century modern specialist.

0:23:060:23:09

-I was really pleased with that.

-It really does scream quality.

0:23:090:23:12

-I can just see it right there.

-Yeah, it does.

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Two great line-outs, one great day,

0:23:140:23:18

-one great champion.

-Thank you very much.

-Well done.

0:23:180:23:20

-I couldn't do this without you.

-You're welcome.

0:23:200:23:22

Well, what a day we've had.

0:23:220:23:24

The people of Cornwall have been so generous, they really have.

0:23:240:23:27

I've loved being here in Redruth and do you know what?

0:23:270:23:30

I can't wait to come back because that line-out,

0:23:300:23:32

well, that's just the start.

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A lot more will happen from now until the day of the street party

0:23:330:23:36

and I can't wait to see Tammy's face at the end of the day.

0:23:360:23:40

Well, that day is finally upon us and there's so much to do.

0:23:460:23:50

Thank you.

0:23:500:23:51

'There are the stalls to put up...'

0:23:510:23:53

Our little cafe area looks fantastic.

0:23:530:23:55

'..vans to unload...'

0:23:550:23:57

How can we forget you?

0:23:570:23:58

'..and, of course, the bunting.'

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Well, being in Cornwall, I thought I'd arrive in shorts, you know,

0:24:010:24:04

in case there's a chance of nipping down to the beach

0:24:040:24:07

first thing in the morning.

0:24:070:24:08

We've got a full programme of local entertainment today,

0:24:080:24:12

including dancing and a choir has arrived to sing,

0:24:120:24:16

if not for their supper, for the Redruth locals.

0:24:160:24:19

-Carole, nice to meet you.

-Yes, nice to meet you too.

0:24:190:24:21

-Are you excited about today?

-Yes, thank you.

-Me too.

0:24:210:24:23

-And you're singing a cappella, aren't you?

-Yes, we are.

0:24:230:24:25

We're Champagne Cornwall Ladies Barbershop Chorus.

0:24:250:24:28

-Oh, yes?

-Based in Par.

0:24:280:24:30

How long have you been established, then?

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We've been established for 30 years.

0:24:320:24:34

Great, well, make sure after you've sang,

0:24:340:24:36

tell the girls to go around the stalls

0:24:360:24:38

and start snapping up bargains, OK?

0:24:380:24:40

-We need to raise as much money as possible.

-OK.

0:24:400:24:43

I'm sure they'll hit the high notes, Irina,

0:24:430:24:46

but will this latest donation?

0:24:460:24:48

It's an earthenware vase, as you can see, and it's incredibly heavy.

0:24:480:24:52

Do you know what? I'm going to sell that on the pop-up rostrum.

0:24:530:24:56

I think he's got potential.

0:24:560:24:59

He could look happier about it!

0:24:590:25:01

Just put it on her collar.

0:25:010:25:03

Tammy's arrived to volunteer with Tatum...

0:25:030:25:05

You're going to get your own little ribbon!

0:25:050:25:08

..and she still doesn't have a clue it's all for her.

0:25:080:25:11

We've got stalls dressed with things to sell

0:25:110:25:14

and I'm suited and booted too.

0:25:140:25:16

Now, I usually find a few things I can sell on the pop-up auction

0:25:160:25:20

for a little bit more money but today, I haven't found anything.

0:25:200:25:23

My only hope is...

0:25:230:25:26

by the time I start the auction in three and a half hours,

0:25:260:25:31

something else turns up.

0:25:310:25:33

Time to say hello to the team and meet Tammy for the first time.

0:25:340:25:38

-Morning, everyone! ALL:

-Morning!

0:25:380:25:40

Good morning, our volunteers, and thank you so much.

0:25:400:25:42

There's so many of you. We've got a lot of volunteers today.

0:25:420:25:45

This is all about raising money for a very good cause in your community

0:25:450:25:49

and you just might be able to help me on the rostrum if you want to.

0:25:490:25:52

Can you hold a gavel?

0:25:520:25:53

PAUL CHUCKLES

0:25:530:25:55

So, can we do it?

0:25:550:25:56

-ALL:

-Yes!

-Everybody to your stations.

0:25:560:25:59

This community has come together to make this street auction a success

0:26:000:26:04

and it's wonderful to see.

0:26:040:26:06

Open for business.

0:26:060:26:08

But if we're going to hit our target of £800,

0:26:090:26:11

we need the people of Redruth to show their support.

0:26:110:26:15

So will they?

0:26:150:26:16

Well, of course they will!

0:26:160:26:18

-ALL:

-Three, two, one!

0:26:180:26:21

It's now or never. Here we go. CHEERING

0:26:210:26:25

# Shoo-ba-dooby-dooby-wa-wa

0:26:260:26:29

# Shoo-dooby-dooby-wa-wa!

0:26:290:26:31

# One fine day, you'll look at me... #

0:26:310:26:36

And we do have a fine day.

0:26:360:26:37

It seems everyone's in good spirits and in good voice too.

0:26:370:26:41

-# And one

-One fine day... #

0:26:410:26:44

But Irina's making sure everything goes for a song.

0:26:440:26:47

So you're buying this? Are you buying those two?

0:26:470:26:50

-Yeah, go on.

-Can you part with £12?

0:26:500:26:53

-Yep, no trouble.

-Yeah?

-Yeah.

-Fantastic. That's a deal.

0:26:530:26:57

# Lollipop, lollipop Ooh, lolli-lollipop... #

0:26:570:26:59

It's a medley. # Lollipop! #

0:26:590:27:01

They are fantastic.

0:27:010:27:04

These look gorgeous.

0:27:040:27:05

-Have they been selling well, then, ladies?

-Yes, absolutely.

0:27:050:27:08

-Been going like hot cakes.

-THEY CHEER

0:27:080:27:10

'We've got a great crowd so far...'

0:27:130:27:14

Good boy, good boy! Come on, good boy!

0:27:140:27:17

Yes!

0:27:170:27:20

Look at his ears.

0:27:200:27:21

PAUL LAUGHS

0:27:210:27:23

'..from the young...

0:27:230:27:25

'..to the young at heart.'

0:27:260:27:27

-Having a good time?

-Yes, we are.

0:27:270:27:30

Everyone seems to be spending and winning.

0:27:300:27:34

-80.

-80, yes!

0:27:340:27:36

You've got yourself some highlighters.

0:27:360:27:37

-That's for your homework.

-I got 25.

0:27:370:27:40

Right, yeah. Well done. My God, look at this winning team.

0:27:400:27:43

-Thank you.

-How about yourself?

-45.

-And another one.

0:27:430:27:46

-Unbelievable.

-And you've got yourself a paddling pool.

0:27:460:27:49

-I can't believe it. Three in one.

-Thank you very much.

0:27:490:27:51

That's a hat-trick. Right, that's a hat-trick.

0:27:510:27:53

We don't want anyone to lose out,

0:27:530:27:56

including Des who donated his Christmas cactus.

0:27:560:28:00

It seems he can't live without it.

0:28:000:28:02

-Do you miss it?

-Yes.

0:28:020:28:03

Is your windowsill bare now without it?

0:28:030:28:06

-I cry every night.

-SHE LAUGHS

0:28:060:28:08

There's a couple of quid.

0:28:080:28:09

-Is that enough?

-Yes, it is.

0:28:090:28:11

It'll go to a good home, I know that.

0:28:110:28:12

Thank you. I got it back again. I got my plant back again!

0:28:120:28:16

You missed it.

0:28:160:28:17

And this is all for Tammy.

0:28:180:28:20

Her parents, Janet and John, who are in on the secret,

0:28:200:28:23

have just arrived too.

0:28:230:28:25

We're hidden round the corner here

0:28:250:28:27

because Tammy is around the other side.

0:28:270:28:29

So, how are you feeling? What's been going on?

0:28:290:28:32

Great, we just came down here, quite surprised to see

0:28:320:28:36

the number of people that are here and the choir and things.

0:28:360:28:40

Yeah, a lot of entertainment.

0:28:400:28:41

Yes, we didn't know exactly what was going to be happening.

0:28:410:28:44

Tammy hasn't twigged a thing yet, has she?

0:28:440:28:46

-No.

-Not so far.

0:28:460:28:49

And that's how we'd like to keep it.

0:28:490:28:51

She hasn't cottoned on. She is feeling really good.

0:28:510:28:53

She's having a good day, erm,

0:28:530:28:56

in herself, and she did say to me earlier on, she said,

0:28:560:29:01

"This must be for Cornwall Air Ambulance,

0:29:010:29:03

"because why else would we all be here?"

0:29:030:29:04

No, no, she does not have a clue.

0:29:040:29:06

Not a clue.

0:29:060:29:08

Now, Tammy's dog, Tatum, isn't the only clever dog here today.

0:29:090:29:12

That's Boots, that's Tammy's former hearing dog.

0:29:140:29:18

He had to retire because obviously he got too old.

0:29:180:29:20

And one dog I remember from the rummage

0:29:200:29:23

has just found some new owners.

0:29:230:29:25

The naughty little dog came up the garden path and did a tinkle

0:29:250:29:29

on this one. He's gone through the washing machine

0:29:290:29:31

and that's why he is absolutely clean.

0:29:310:29:34

Now, what should they call him, I wonder?

0:29:340:29:37

I know - Piddle.

0:29:370:29:39

Thank you very much, thank you.

0:29:400:29:42

Across the street, Irina is collecting donations

0:29:420:29:44

with the local fire brigade.

0:29:440:29:46

If I pop this nice red bucket, very apt,

0:29:460:29:49

next to your fire engine,

0:29:490:29:50

then please make sure everyone puts a nice donation in.

0:29:500:29:53

Now, why would she be doing that, I wonder?

0:29:530:29:55

Don't speak with your mouth full.

0:29:570:29:58

How's it going?

0:29:580:30:00

-HE LAUGHS

-Very well.

0:30:000:30:01

Very well.

0:30:010:30:03

Time to check our takings.

0:30:030:30:05

How do you think you've been doing today?

0:30:050:30:06

-So far.

-Doing good, doing good.

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Ten, 20, 30, 40...

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That's not bad. We're halfway through the day. You've done £70.

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I reckon you've done 30 quid.

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That's about right, probably, yeah.

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Tombola, how are we doing?

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-All gone.

-All sold out?

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-How much have you taken? BOTH:

-£65.

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Thank you.

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-130.

-Put it there, Stewart.

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I want to give you a hug.

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You are going to save my bacon today!

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Great so far, but I'm a little worried about our pop-up auction.

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We've only found a few things we think will sell well,

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including this charming wooden Pinocchio puppet,

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and a 1950s oil painting,

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but we do have Irina's upcycled tables.

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Remember how they used to look?

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When I got these, they were a dark colour, kind of gloomy,

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slightly damaged as well.

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I decided to paint it a nice neutral colour

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and found this wallpaper which has a bit of sparkle,

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so giving it a bit of lift. What do you think?

0:31:060:31:09

I think you've done a really good job.

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Little bit of sparkle, bit of glamour.

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But then that hue of neutralness as well.

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How much do you think we should sell those for on the rostrum?

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I was hoping maybe we could do two for 15.

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OK, I think 15 is a good shout. £15 for the pair.

0:31:230:31:26

Well done, you've done a good job with that.

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-Thank you.

-You see, with a bit of TLC, bit of love, bit of sandpaper,

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a little bit of paint and some sticky-back plastic...

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you can work wonders. You can save something that is skip-bound,

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and now we're going to turn that into money, and that will help,

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that will help a lot today, because we need every single pound.

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£800, to be precise.

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So while the dancers are drawing a crowd,

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I might as well get my bucket out.

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Entertainment doesn't come free.

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HE LAUGHS

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Any loose change?!

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Can I liberate that change from your purses?

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-CROWD:

-Woo!

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The dancers have dazzled...

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but I need to drum up some more business.

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Ladies and gentlemen, could I have your attention

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for one moment, please? Thank you so much for turning up.

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We will officially stop selling in ten minutes' time,

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so if you haven't bought something, or you already have,

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now's your chance to buy one and get six free,

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because whatever you can carry and pick up,

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whether it is one item or ten items, is £1.

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We do not want to be left with anything.

0:32:360:32:39

Time for some last-minute selling.

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Anybody interested in this dish? £1.

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Let me warm you up for the auction. £1.

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Sold, Pat. I think she wants me quiet, yay!

0:32:510:32:55

Everybody's happy.

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-Including myself.

-You can come for dinner now, I suppose.

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Aww, she's invited me for dinner.

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I'll be there.

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That's a pound served up on a plate.

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Go on, Mum.

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And I've just received a local last-minute donation too.

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-What's your name?

-Siobhan.

-Siobhan what?

-Purdy.

0:33:090:33:12

-Pleased to meet you.

-And you.

-You've got talent.

0:33:120:33:15

-Oh, this is nice.

-Thank you.

-This is called My Dear Friend,

0:33:150:33:18

2015, and you've signed it.

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-Is that a print?

-Yeah, it's like an impressionist style.

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-I can see that. Look at that.

-I'm, like, a local artist.

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'Well, that will help the pop-up auction a bit,

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'which is happening in just a few minutes' time.'

0:33:300:33:33

Ladies and gentlemen,

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thank you so much for turning up in your droves today.

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You have spent and spent and spent,

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and I can now tell you the stalls are officially closed!

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We have stopped selling.

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Please stay with us while we count the money up.

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In the meantime, I'm going to leave you in the capable hands of

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our entertainment, courtesy of the Redruth Operatic Society.

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So thank you very much!

0:33:560:33:58

# Tonight, tonight... #

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So, while the crowd is being entertained...

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and the cash from the stalls is being counted...

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Fantastic! This is what I'm talking about.

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..we can find out if the three items we sent to the sale room

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will help us out too.

0:34:160:34:18

Our auctioneer today is Tom Keane.

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First up is the agate and silver ring,

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donated by Tammy's friend Samantha.

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I'm hoping it will make £15.

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£10 for it.

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£5 for it. £5, five, give me six.

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At £5 so far. Six, seven, eight?

0:34:340:34:37

Eight. I want nine. Nine, nine...

0:34:370:34:39

Ten, ten, give me 12. At £10 so far...

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At £10. Sold at ten.

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A little disappointing, but every little helps.

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Next up, again donated by Samantha,

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are the silver and lapis lazuli earrings.

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Lot number 54 now.

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I'm hoping they'll attract just a little bit more than the ring.

0:34:550:34:58

Five, bid at five, give me six.

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£5 so far, five...

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Six, seven.

0:35:020:35:03

Seven. Eight.

0:35:030:35:05

Eight's bid, nine's bid Ten now.

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Ten, ten. Come back in.

0:35:080:35:09

I'll take 11. Only for £11 - and gone.

0:35:090:35:12

Not the £15 I wanted, but a little closer.

0:35:120:35:15

55, a large West German studio baluster vase.

0:35:150:35:18

I'm hoping the German garden pot,

0:35:180:35:20

donated by the shop on Redruth's high street,

0:35:200:35:23

will strike a good price.

0:35:230:35:25

£10 for it. Vase, £10 for it.

0:35:250:35:28

£5 for it. Five, bid at five.

0:35:280:35:30

Give me £6. £5 so far.

0:35:300:35:31

I'm bid £5 in the room.

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£5, going to sell at £5.

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Going for £5...

0:35:350:35:37

At £5. It's going to sell at £5 only.

0:35:370:35:41

Now, that's a disappointing result

0:35:410:35:42

I don't particularly want to sing about.

0:35:420:35:45

# La-la-la, la-la, la-la... #

0:35:450:35:47

There you are, £26. It's not a lot of money, is it?

0:35:470:35:50

It's not a brilliant head-start, not the one I was hoping for.

0:35:500:35:54

I wish we hadn't have put that West German vase into the auction.

0:35:540:35:58

I believe I could have got a lot more for it here.

0:35:580:36:00

People buying into it, giving more for charity.

0:36:000:36:04

I think that's where our strengths lie.

0:36:040:36:06

That was a mistake but we've got to get over that,

0:36:060:36:08

because now we have to work extra hard.

0:36:080:36:10

But it was disappointing.

0:36:100:36:12

But hopefully, the stalls have been more successful,

0:36:120:36:15

especially since Tammy's dad, John,

0:36:150:36:18

has donated £100 from his own pocket.

0:36:180:36:21

Well, today so far, with the help of this community coming together,

0:36:220:36:27

we have raised £527.30.

0:36:270:36:33

Add that to the £26 we made in the auction room,

0:36:330:36:36

that now is a grand total of £553.30.

0:36:360:36:42

That is fantastic. That is absolutely fantastic.

0:36:420:36:45

Now I've got to work incredibly hard on the rostrum

0:36:450:36:49

to get that £800 target.

0:36:490:36:52

We don't have much, but what we do have, we want to sell well.

0:36:520:36:56

We need you to dig deep once more for our auction.

0:36:560:36:59

'We still have a crowd, including a sign language interpreter

0:37:000:37:03

'for Tammy's friends from the deaf community.'

0:37:030:37:06

Let's get this auction on the road.

0:37:060:37:08

'First up, I'm hoping Denise's grandfather clock

0:37:100:37:13

'might get up to £20. We need it!'

0:37:130:37:15

Ten anywhere? Thank you. Ten. One hand straight up.

0:37:150:37:19

Do I see 15? 15, 20.

0:37:190:37:21

£20 is with me now. Any further advances on 20?

0:37:210:37:24

Thank you, 25.

0:37:240:37:26

Thank you. 30.

0:37:260:37:27

£30 is with me. It's against you, sir.

0:37:270:37:30

35, thank you. £35 now.

0:37:300:37:32

£40! 45, thank you very much.

0:37:320:37:35

He's out. I think it's your lot, sir.

0:37:350:37:37

It's going once, twice - sold to you. Thank you.

0:37:370:37:41

'Wow, what a result.

0:37:410:37:43

'That should put a smile on everyone's face -

0:37:430:37:45

'apart from his, that is.'

0:37:450:37:47

This is 20th-century modern. Look at that.

0:37:470:37:49

'Now I'm hoping this earthenware pot might fetch a tenner.'

0:37:490:37:52

Maiden bid at £5.

0:37:530:37:55

Any further advances on £5?

0:37:550:37:57

Six. Thank you, six.

0:37:570:37:59

Seven. Eight.

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Eight. You're out. £8.

0:38:020:38:04

£8, a bid at the back of the room.

0:38:040:38:05

£8, and I'm selling at £8.

0:38:050:38:07

Any further advances? Sold - £8.

0:38:070:38:10

'No need to look so glum, mate. Every little helps.'

0:38:100:38:13

Thank you.

0:38:130:38:15

'Now for Irina's upcycled tables.'

0:38:150:38:17

We've given them a new lease of life.

0:38:170:38:19

Look at that.

0:38:190:38:20

'She's hoping we'll get £15 for the pair.'

0:38:200:38:22

Five, straight in. Five, ten anywhere?

0:38:220:38:24

Ten, thank you. 15 maybe?

0:38:240:38:26

£15! I have a bid of 15.

0:38:260:38:28

And I'm selling at 15.

0:38:280:38:30

It's going once, twice - fair warning -

0:38:300:38:32

we're selling, and Irina's happy.

0:38:320:38:34

She said it would be 15. Sold. Thank you.

0:38:340:38:36

'Just goes to show what you can do with a little bit of wallpaper.'

0:38:360:38:39

Well done, Irina. 'And imagination.'

0:38:390:38:42

Well done.

0:38:420:38:43

The 1950s oil painting found an admirer.

0:38:430:38:46

£6, and I'm selling at six.

0:38:460:38:48

It's going once, twice, sold, £6, thank you.

0:38:480:38:52

'As did the print by the local artist.'

0:38:530:38:56

Any further advances on £10?

0:38:560:38:58

It's going once, twice - sold, thank you.

0:38:580:39:01

'And an outdoor planter too.'

0:39:010:39:03

Fair warning, I'm selling. £20. Once,

0:39:030:39:06

twice, sold.

0:39:060:39:08

£20, thank you.

0:39:080:39:09

Happy lady there. Big smile on her face.

0:39:090:39:12

'But now it's our final lot - the Pinocchio wooden puppet.'

0:39:120:39:16

Look at that. Pinocchio.

0:39:160:39:17

Isn't he lovely?

0:39:170:39:18

'Can he get us over the finishing line?'

0:39:180:39:20

£6.

0:39:200:39:21

'I hope he'll string us along to a tenner.'

0:39:210:39:24

£8 now.

0:39:240:39:25

Nine, ten.

0:39:250:39:26

-£10. 11, 12.

-20.

0:39:260:39:30

£20 is with me now. That's more like it.

0:39:300:39:32

25, 26, £30.

0:39:320:39:36

There is a chap who really wants it.

0:39:360:39:38

-31.

-31.

0:39:380:39:40

I like your spirit.

0:39:400:39:42

£31, it's with you, madam.

0:39:420:39:44

She can have it. Thank you, you're a gentleman.

0:39:440:39:46

£31, I'm selling at £31.

0:39:460:39:49

Sold, thank you.

0:39:490:39:51

'Well done, Pinocchio.'

0:39:510:39:53

He's handsome, he is.

0:39:530:39:55

'And well done everyone here at the auction.'

0:39:550:39:57

Thank you so much. That concludes the pop-up auction.

0:39:570:40:01

'But has it been enough?'

0:40:010:40:03

We set out for a target of £800 here today.

0:40:040:40:07

It was a big, big shout.

0:40:070:40:09

That's a lot of money.

0:40:090:40:10

We have made £769.30.

0:40:100:40:14

So thank you very much.

0:40:140:40:16

'The good news is, once the last few collection buckets were added up,

0:40:160:40:21

'we sailed past our target and raised a grand total of £830,

0:40:210:40:26

'so well done, everybody.'

0:40:260:40:29

Many of you know what this is all about

0:40:290:40:31

but, for one inspirational individual, they do not know.

0:40:310:40:36

On our rummage day, we met so many of you here in this community

0:40:360:40:40

and you told us wonderful stories about this person.

0:40:400:40:44

You know, we thought it's about time we can give them a pat on the back

0:40:440:40:48

to say you really are a champion amongst champions.

0:40:480:40:52

The work you do for charity, the work you do for this community.

0:40:520:40:57

Tammy Thorne, this is all for you.

0:40:570:41:00

This is your street party.

0:41:000:41:02

Yay! For Tammy!

0:41:020:41:04

-Hip-hip... ALL:

-Hurray!

0:41:040:41:06

Well done, my darling.

0:41:060:41:08

Well done, well done.

0:41:080:41:10

-Thank you.

-Now, I'd like you to read this out, OK?

0:41:100:41:13

Read this out to your friends, family and loved ones.

0:41:130:41:16

"To Tammy, from all your friends and neighbours,

0:41:160:41:19

"to thank you for all that you do,

0:41:190:41:21

"we would like to send you and a friend

0:41:210:41:24

"on our activity weekend in Exmoor.

0:41:240:41:27

"You'll be abseiling, kayaking and having a go on the zip-wire.

0:41:270:41:34

-"Enjoy."

-Aw! And you can go too. How about that?

0:41:340:41:38

I will just absolutely love this.

0:41:380:41:41

-Thank you so much.

-Enjoy, enjoy this moment, as well,

0:41:410:41:44

because I know Mum and Dad were in on it.

0:41:440:41:46

All your friends were, everybody has worked so hard.

0:41:460:41:49

Total surprise, total shock.

0:41:540:41:56

Can't believe everyone has done this for me.

0:41:560:41:58

It's just amazing.

0:41:580:42:00

-I think it's brilliant.

-Very proud of her, yes.

0:42:000:42:03

She doesn't think of her own problems at all.

0:42:030:42:06

She just overrides them, doesn't she?

0:42:060:42:08

-Yeah, that's right.

-Makes the best of life.

0:42:080:42:10

She's just such a lovely person that cares for everybody,

0:42:100:42:14

even though really she's the one that needs the care.

0:42:140:42:17

She's so excited about this weekend.

0:42:170:42:19

You can see it, it's all over her face. It's lovely.

0:42:190:42:23

It's been a fabulous day, absolutely brilliant idea

0:42:230:42:27

and, fortunately, she didn't suspect anything.

0:42:270:42:30

Very heart-warming how the community just comes together,

0:42:300:42:33

all walks of life, gets stuck in

0:42:330:42:35

and really push forward for the community.

0:42:350:42:37

It's wonderful.

0:42:370:42:39

It really has been a wonderful day and it's all been for Tammy.

0:42:390:42:43

I hope you've enjoyed today's show.

0:42:440:42:45

Do join us again for many more street party surprises, won't you?

0:42:450:42:49

Because we could be in your street the next time

0:42:490:42:51

and this auction could be for you.

0:42:510:42:52

Until then, it's goodbye.

0:42:520:42:54

Tammy is now looking forward to her upcoming activity weekend

0:42:580:43:03

but perhaps it's Tatum who is the most excited.

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Neighbours turn out to surprise a woman from Redruth, Cornwall, who works hard to help others despite battling her own problems. Presenters Paul Martin and Irina Aggrey collect donated items to sell at a street auction on her doorstep.