Paul Martin and Tim Weeks are in Abergavenny, collecting unwanted items to sell at a street auction without letting a local resident know the fundraising is all for her.
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How many of your neighbours do you really know?
Many of us live in streets where we barely know who lives three
or four doors down.
We live such busy lives and we keep ourselves to ourselves.
Well, today, in this street, all that's about to change.
It's an ordinary street but it's also home to one
extraordinarily kind woman named Sue.
She's an amazing woman, I don't know how she does it.
Like the rest of us,
Sue has her own problems but she's always there for others.
Maybe you could do a red cupcake?
She's the loving daughter that I never had.
And we think it's time her kindness is recognised.
She's got the heart... You know, the most enormous heart in the world.
So we're going to raise money for her by holding
a street auction with items donated by her neighbours.
Come on, Ruby, come on, Archie, keep up.
Oh, thank you.
Getting people to part with their treasures might not be easy.
-Is she worth anything?
-Let me in!
And keeping it secret from Sue will be a big challenge.
Sold for £15.
But it will all be worth it when her idol,
and that's not me, gives her the surprise of her life...
-Hi, Sue, how are you? You mysterious girl, you.
Today we're in Abergavenny, known as the Gateway to Wales.
It's a medieval market town that's home to 10,000 people.
We think one of them is very special.
Sue Jones runs a group called Crafty Women which aims to combat
loneliness and isolation.
They're issues that affect millions of people at one time or another
as Sue knows all too well.
I'd fallen on desperate times in life myself.
Not having a great deal of support around.
Sue's mum knows her life has been tough.
I think we've all been through it. My parents were split.
My mum and dad split. My sister was the same.
So we've had a lot of family things that we've had to cope with.
After a painful few years, Sue found her refuge in Crafty Women, a group
that brings local women together and teaches them handcraft skills.
Finding that support network for myself, it's really good because...
if it's helped me, then it's going to benefit a lot of other people.
So it's really nice to be in a group of like-minded people.
Sue became increasingly involved with the group and three years ago
she took over the running of it and now it
has gone from strength to strength.
There aren't many people out there who are prepared to use
so much of their time and who are juggling as many things as Sue is
juggling to support other members of the community.
That's a person that's one in one million.
Of course I'm proud of her.
Who wouldn't be?
Sue does so much for others that they and we think it's payback time.
We want to send her on a mini break for her great work and buy her
a much-needed new snazzy laptop.
600 quid should do it. Now we just have to raise it.
So we're knocking on everybody's door asking if they've
any unwanted or unloved items that
we can sell in our pop-up auction right here on this green in a month.
But the big challenge is we've got to keep this
a secret from Sue until after the big day.
It's a tough task but luckily I'm not facing it alone.
I've called in young auctioneer Tim Weeks.
Now we're going to raid all of these houses here and in the
Not just the houses, the garages, the cellars, the attics, gardens,
because anything we can get our hands on,
-we'll stick in that van and we can sell it at the auction.
-Which is going to happen right here.
-Look at that backdrop.
-It doesn't get better than that, does it?
-It's beautiful, I love it.
-We need a pile of kit as high as that.
-OK, you're on. Let's go.
But which of us will come back with the most donations?
Come on, Abergavenny, what have you got for us?
Well, it's Sunday morning, maybe they are at church.
Maybe they're out with the kids.
There's someone over there.
'OK, here's someone who is at home.
'It's a local resident called Howard.
'What has he got stashed at the back of the garage?'
-Are those golf clubs?
Some of these haven't been used.
There's a pair of shoes with them as well.
'A full set of new golf clubs could set you back hundreds,
'and, with the shoes thrown in,
'I reckon this lot could easily make £30-£40.'
-Look at those. Were they yours?
-Your son's. And he doesn't want to play golf any more?
-I've never played in my life.
-Neither have I.
It's a waste of a good walk.
'But that's not all Howard has got for me.
'There's a 1970s picnic set, practical and kitsch,
'and always popular despite the great British weather.'
It's all ready to go. It's all so clean. Lovely.
-I mean, this is just amazing. Cuddly toy.
-No, this is a doorstop.
-Oh, yes, it's weighted.
-Look at that. Wa-wa-wa-wa-wa.
'Howard is also letting me take this
'treasure trove which includes goblets and a rose bowl.
'They're silver-plated so they've
'no date mark but they're classic 20th-century designs and if
'each piece makes just £2, the whole lot could bring in £40.'
-Thank you very much. Give us a hug. Come here.
You've had a really good sort out.
I'm really, really pleased.
What a great couple.
I hope they turn up on the day because this is what it's all about.
Now I'm feeling really good.
Motivated too, which is how it should be when you're trying to
raise cash for a good cause.
Meanwhile, auctioneer and toy and sports memorabilia expert Tim
is also well up for the challenge
and getting results over at Monica's.
Whatever I don't want, you can have.
-So is this up for grabs?
Wonderful. What a star you are. Thank you so much.
'This Victorian style hatstand is a great example of bentwood,
'a production technique invented in Austria in the 19th century.'
This is a nice piece. It's not particularly old,
it's not particularly valuable, but it's solid, it's in nice shape.
Edward hat stands were a fixture in Victorian and Edwardian hallways,
the perfect place for a gentleman to hang his hat, coat and umbrella.
This modern example could easily make anything between £10 and £20.
Right, we may be off to a flyer
but keeping up the pace is proving difficult.
Not today, thank you. I'm watching the football.
Keep moving, keep moving, keep the pace up.
-Let me in!
-That's a shame.
I was feeling positive, then.
-Any chance I could have a look? What do you think?
We're asking everybody in the neighbourhood if they can
donate anything for our pop-up auction which is happening on
your green in a month's time.
-So we're looking for anything like, well...
-Is she worth anything?
Do you know what? The older you get,
-the more you are worth. You're priceless.
'This lovely couple are Adrian and Joyce.
'They were on their way out for the day, but I've persuaded them to
'invite me in for a rummage.'
I love sheds. Absolutely love sheds.
That is full of ornaments.
Aw, it's a nodding dog!
-My sister-in-law bought me that years ago.
'Nodding dogs were popular in the 1970s, often found in the
'back windows of cars, but what else have they got here?'
-Crystal, that is.
-Yeah, that's cut glass.
-No, it's not 18th.
-What do you know about it?
There's a miner's lamp!
'Miner safety lamps were invented by Sir Humphry Davy,
'hence their alternative name - Davy lamps.
'This one could make £10.'
While I'm sorting through Adrian and Joyce's boxes,
Tim is knocking on more doors and finally his efforts are paying off.
This 1980s coffee table has a glass top
with a mosaic paint effect border.
The Roman theme has been carried through to its wrought iron legs,
which have a classical lion head detail.
It would look great in a conservatory and I think
someone might pay £20 for it.
Meanwhile, I'm being beckoned from above.
-Hello, I've got something to show you.
'Posters, eh? Sounds promising.'
-They're my husbands.
-Sit down and let's have a look.
They're all folded up.
-These are yours?
-Yes. They fold out like big film posters.
'Film posters are highly collectable.
'Rare ones can make tens of thousands so what have they got here?'
"The Return Of The Seven". Mary has also picked out some
ornaments to donate, but do you know what?
I can't take my eyes off Jonty's poster collection.
-Can we have one?
-Yes, I'll give you one.
Which one can we have?
'The poster from the silent film Metropolis once made over
'£140,000 at auction so this donation could really help our cause.'
-It's sci-fi posters and horror posters that sell.
-That sell, yeah.
Turn it round the other way.
So this is called "The Oblong Box".
Yeah. Vincent Price and Christopher Lee. "The Living Dead", that's an
-Brilliant. Can we have that?
-Of course you can.
-I'm ever so pleased.
-That's OK. It's a pleasure.
I'm going to put this into a proper auction.
Right, oh, wonderful.
So some great results up to now but there's still a long way to go.
Good morning. Hello. Oh, hello!
I tell you what - you've got to stop eating those pies!
Can we come in?
Of course you can.
'Barbara's got enough stuff in her house to open a shop.
'Fingers crossed there's something here for me.
'This swan looks like it could date back to the '50s.'
-How long have you had that then?
-I've had it a couple of years.
-And you're happy to donate that?
-Yes. If it's clean, it will be lovely.
That will look nice on the windowsill in anybody's front room.
'It needs some TLC but it's brass, and mix of copper and zinc, which
'polishes up beautifully.
'It could add £20-£30 towards our target for today's unsuspecting local hero.'
That's lovely. Well done, Karen.
Sue, remember, runs a support group for women with personal and emotional problems.
It provides advice, companionship and a chance to learn new skills.
Pam came here after receiving a life-changing cancer diagnosis.
I needed the support of other women and when I came here that's what I got.
We can all recognise in each other that you've been lost
at some point and you've been gathered in now.
Without her, we wouldn't have a group, I don't think.
She's the ace, really.
She's now using the knowledge of what she went through and
looking into other people's eyes and saying,
"I can see what happened to me has happened to you and I know
"how to handle it because I've been there.
"I can see that you've got a red face -
"you've been slapped by somebody.
"I can see the emotional scars in the back of your eyes when you
"come in and say, 'No, there's nothing wrong, I'm fine.'"
But she can see and her past has brought this into her work.
The relationships that she builds and the security that she
develops with these ladies is just phenomenal.
There you go. Pick a pincushion
and then you can pin your template to your bag.
Such a rewarding thing to do, to work with people and share
your skills, share your stories. So it's really, really nice.
No wonder so many of Sue's friends and neighbours are keen to help.
Local businesses are getting in on the act too.
-Could you donate something?
-How much worth of ice cream?
-Thank you very much. Let me have your card.
-There you go.
-I look forward to it. 50 quid's worth of ice cream.
Free ice cream! That's a winner.
Can't beat the sweet taste of success.
I just hope Tim can share it.
Well, we've got some stuff right here.
-You got some stuff ready. Fantastic.
Something's just caught his eye.
What I like here is this teapot.
Teapots are popular items to collect whatever their shapes and sizes.
This one is pretty standard but we could get
a few pounds for it and every bit helps.
This is lovely, lovely things for us to take. Thank you so much.
-It's very kind of you.
-Guys, are you going to be there on the day?
-Yeah? Put it there.
Well done. I'll see you on the day.
We don't turn down any help, no matter how small.
Come on, Ruby. Come on, Archie. Keep up.
-I've been loading that van all morning.
-Is that for me? Thank you very much.
Oh, thank you.
'While Tim and the kids are loading the van I'm off to meet Sue's
'stepdad, Glen, to see if he has any gems.'
This is all about Sue. We've got to keep this a secret.
And we've got to get a lot of things to fill that van so we can sell them.
Is there anything you can give us towards this cause?
-Nothing you don't want?
-Can we have the fish tank?
Yeah, if you want them.
'Well, if you don't ask...
'It's time for the final push.'
Look left and look right. Look left again.
-There's some pretty good condition books.
-What sort of books? What sort of subjects?
-Army, during the war.
-I'm going to have little dig into these books.
Cos you've said aircraft and military.
Second-hand books always sell.
Especially on subjects like aviation.
These should fetch around £2 each.
These are really, really good subjects for collectors,
so, on the day, this is going to make good money
and there's a lot of books here.
-Let's hope so.
-So high five for you. That was brilliant.
Thank you so much.
-Here's the muscle I told you about.
-Come on, Jordan.
-Thank you very much.
-They're heavy. Can you manage that?
There you go. While you're there.
-There we go.
-Oh, bless him.
-No problem. Let's get the kettle on.
No time for tea, Tim, we've got a target to reach and time is
-That's fantastic. I love it.
-It's actually from Greece.
That's nice, isn't it? A little bit of studio pottery.
It's a lovely piece of work.
And that's olive wood, isn't it? Thank you very much.
-You're very welcome. Nice to meet you.
Love it, love it, love it. Thank you.
'Olive wood has a beautiful grain and
'so makes great decorative pieces. £20 for this one, I reckon.'
So what we have here is a flavour of the Mediterranean in South Wales.
Right, looks like Tim's finished his cuppa and now is back on the hunt.
-Hi, how do you do?
-I've got some stuff for you.
That's a sweet little thing.
Collectable miniatures are often limited editions, making them
more valuable. Someone will give us a few pounds for this one, I'm sure.
-My wife is into owls, but she's never liked this one.
Isn't that nice?
That's very sweet. It's not going to be a hugely valuable item, this.
We can see there's a barcode at the bottom so it's pretty modern.
There's no maker or markers.
So we'll pop that on our bric-a-brac stall and it's got to turn
some heads just like this guy would have
and hopefully we can get some money.
What can you not do? Don't say anything.
It's going to be a big secret surprise.
We're going to reveal it on the day.
It's going to be a lovely surprise for her, so don't tell anyone, all right?
Or I'll get those owls on you! Give me that. It's been great to meet you.
-I'll see you on the day as well.
Thank you. I'll see you on the day.
My door-knocking is nearly over but I've had a last-minute tip-off.
It's come from Chris who's been clearing out his kids' clutter.
I think this is the house cos there is a set of goalposts.
Fingers crossed. Fingers crossed he might give us the pink bike as well.
I hope he gives us that bike.
-Hi, it's Paul.
-You've got it out already.
-Yeah, we've got a goal for you and a little bike.
Thank you so much.
'But the surprises don't end there.'
-I did a ceramics degree when I was younger, but I'm an art teacher now. But...
-This is your work?
-Yeah, that's three I've done. This stuff here...
-Really nice. You're very... Oh, let me have a look.
You're very skilful.
'Studio ceramics is the term for unique items of pottery.
'Works by famous names like Bernard Leach can potentially fetch thousands.
-You're welcome to...
-Can we take those?
-You can take those.
-Have you heard of the Crafty Women's Group?
-I have heard of them.
-You have. It's run by a lady called Sue Jones,
who went there really to sort of pick herself up.
It's like a self-help group and you get taught craft skills and
-you make things and you can sell things.
All the proceeds of this pop-up auction and bric-a-brac sale
are going to go towards a surprise gift to her.
-She doesn't know it till after the auction.
-I hope they help a little bit.
There you are. Look at this. Back of the net. Ha-hey!
And do you know what? This could be a double celebration.
I've an idea for those goalposts that could raise even more cash.
And I'll tell you about that later.
Right, it's time to empty the van and line up everything
Tim and I have collected.
If we spot anything of great value we can send it to the
Selling then at £30.
But which of us has triumphed in the rummage?
-Who's got the longest line?
-Yeah, all right, all right.
I don't know. You might have quality. I haven't had a look yet.
The goalposts, great. Good fun and we'll have fun on the day. Kid's bike. I like that.
-I like that.
-Yeah, I quite like that.
-Yeah, I like that. Not too bad at all.
-It's got the look hasn't it?
-These are fun, aren't they? Is that Tiger Woods?
-That is Tiger Woods.
-Yeah, I like it.
There are three golf courses in Abergavenny so these will fly.
And it's not the only item with local appeal.
I bet this Welsh sheepdog doorstop will find a new home.
Studio ceramics, look. That's nice.
'Well, my line may be the longest but I'm not complacent
'cos I reckon Tim's picked up some real winners here today.'
There's things we can sell, I think. I think this will find a buyer.
I like the hatstand. Do you know what? It's come in useful.
It's not raining right now, is it? I don't like that in brown.
I'll tell you what. If we repaint that a bright red,
like post-box red, we can upcycle that.
It'll be funky.
But have we found anything to send to the saleroom auction?
I think one of my finds is a no-brainer.
'The vintage film poster.'
-We'll put that into auction.
-OK. That'll go online.
We'll get the film buffs bidding on that. Anything else?
Well, while we were unpacking, I spotted this bit
of 1966 England World Cup memorabilia.
-I thought maybe that should go to auction.
-I love that.
-That little World Cup Watney's glass.
-Yeah. World Cup Willie.
Yeah, so that can go to auction.
So, we've got two items to send to the saleroom.
Everything else will be split between the pop-up auction and
our bric-a-brac stalls. Here's hoping for a great result.
-Put it there. Well done, boss.
The day of our street auction has arrived
but there's still loads to do.
Tables need to go up,
bunting has to be hung,
and all this bric-a-brac unloaded.
Now, we have to turn all of this into money.
We've got to ask everybody to dig deep,
and this whole community to pull together.
We're still getting last-minute donations,
like this set of dining chairs.
They've got that great '70s look of a name like Ercol or Gplan that is
bang on trend.
Sue's friends and neighbours have turned out in force
to help us reach our target.
Her mum, Maureen, has volunteered for the toy stall.
Taking charge of bric-a-brac are Sam and Rhian.
And Nathan's running cakes and refreshments.
Team Sash, ready to go.
Thank you so much for turning up today,
because, without all of you,
this would not work.
We need to raise £600 here today.
It's a jolly big ask,
when you look on the lawn and you see what we've got to sell, OK?!
But obviously we're going to be relying on teas, coffees,
People will want to buy into this,
because it's for someone very special here in your community, OK?
They want to be part of this.
In true Sue style,
she's turned up with her group to help.
She thinks the money we're raising is for general good causes,
she has no idea it's all for her.
I think I like that.
It's so inspiring to see how the community
has looked for great items to donate.
The '70s dining chairs are a set,
complete with two carvers... The ones with arms.
..which should tempt the buyers.
Presentation's key, really,
we've got to make sure that people look at these chairs and go,
"Actually, you know, it's a half decent set of six."
It's not four, you know, crammed together.
Give them some space...
And then you kind of move down here and then there's another two,
so it is a set of six.
And remember Tim's dull hat stand?
It was in good nick,
so we painted it with pillar box red gloss paint.
Just look at it now.
Look at how vibrant it is, now.
and in my opinion you'd find that in a very fashionable high-street shop,
retailing for about £40, £50.
It's going to the street auction today.
Now, I hope that we can make somewhere towards that figure.
'A whole new look for just a couple of pounds.
'Now, I want to speak to Sue's friends without her knowing.
'Time to send in secret agent Tim.'
Now, I need to put this up. You're the closest.
Could you give me a hand putting it up by the gazebo, for me?
-Is that OK?
-Yeah, that's fine, that's fine.
-You follow me. I'm Tim. You're Sue?
-Nice to meet you, Sue.
-Nice to meet you.
-We're going to...
I'm going to take you for a long walk, actually, I'm afraid.
Mission accomplished. Now I can move in.
It's looking good, girls, it's looking good.
-Andrea... Can't see your badge?
-Gloria. Pam. Queenie.
-Thank you for helping us out.
-That's very... You're very welcome.
-Has it been hard keeping this a secret?
What's Sue been saying?
What's she been saying?
Nothing, because she's...
She's absolutely in the dark. She has no idea whatsoever.
So, I'm seeing a lot of Crafty Women T-shirts,
there's a lot of Crafty Women here. What is Crafty Women?
-We meet up every week and just craft and have fun and have a laugh.
-And celebrate being a woman!
-Yeah, no, absolutely. Good for you.
Oh, I love it.
Tell me a bit about Sue. What sort of person is she?
She doesn't realise how much support she gives everybody else,
and she doesn't realise what she means to us.
And I think this, hopefully,
will go some way towards showing what an amazingly special person
she really is.
There we go. Is it...
Are we going to get it to stretch?
If not, I can always tie it.
Luckily, you guys made us two.
She's still up there, just.
How will she react to this? At the end of the day?
-Oh, definitely. Yeah.
She will be stunned for all of about 30 seconds,
-and then it'll be, "Oh, my God!"
And then, "You, you didn't tell me you were in it!"
Oh, well, that's quite nice, isn't it?
'Now, I've heard something about Sue that I want to check out.
'If anyone knows the answer, it's this lot.'
Hey, look, there's something I've got to ask you
before Sue comes back, OK?,
I'm keeping my eye on her,
she's still out there putting bunting up with Tim.
Tell me about Peter Andre.
Yeah, she absolutely adores Peter Andre.
She was quite ill at the beginning of the year,
and she'd been given tickets to see him in concert for Christmas
in Cardiff, but, even though she was so ill,
she still managed to drag herself up and, oh, off she went,
and she had... Oh, she just had a great time.
She's got CDs, posters, and calendars of him.
I think he genuinely is a really nice guy.
Good luck! I'll see you at the end of the day. I'll come check...
'Well, that's given me an idea.
'And I'm going to work on it.'
As for the earlier idea about making extra money from the goalposts,
I'll let Tim do the hard work while I go off to meet a familiar face.
I remember, at the rummaging day,
I saw this chap driving down the street,
and started chasing after him, saying "Help!"
"Can you help? Can you help?"
And here he is! Good to see you.
-Hi, Paul, how you doing?
-Thank you so much for not letting us down.
-That's no problem at all.
-You're a real champion.
Now, we're having a bit of a penalty shootout competition, here.
Tim, who's been helping me out through this whole campaign,
is going in goal,
and everyone's got to try and score a goal against him,
get the ball in the back of the net,
and if they do that, they get an ice cream.
But they've got to pay a pound to do it.
So thank you, so much.
Everyone's working flat out to get the stalls ready.
Ten minutes before we cut the ribbon and open the party officially.
-Looking around, there's still not a lot of people.
-No, you're right.
-And it's all about the community coming together today
-and helping out. Right, come on, Tim. Ready?
-Yeah, let's do it.
-I'll see you in five minutes.
I'm really touched to see so many people offering their time
for this fantastic cause.
There's local magician Arnie Kazam,
the rugby team are here to keep the kids busy...
# Don't stop me now. #
..and a choir has even turned up.
Well, we are in Wales!
All we need now is the public.
because it's bringing the people out their front doors.
And I love all of this, I love...
It's kind of like... It's kind of like martial arts, isn't it?
-Do you want a go, then?
-Come on, then.
'I can't resist a challenge!'
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
What do we... What are we going to do? What are we going to sing?
-So, you just follow my lead. Ready?
-OK. Go on, then.
So, you tell them not to sing.
Then you're going to cue the words. OK?
One, two, three, breathe
# My house in Budapest, my...
# My hidden treasure chest
# Golden grand piano
# My beautiful Castillo
# You, ooh...
'But will the Abergavenny Rock choir's magic bring people out?'
There we go. You're doing great.
'Looks like it.'
'The crowd's now building, waiting for the grand opening.'
I'll let you do it.
# It may be hard for you to stop and believe
# But for you, ooh!
# You, ooh!
# I'd leave it all
# Oh, for you, ooh!
# You, ooh!
# I'd leave it all... #
'It's time to get this party started.'
Five! ALL: Four... Three... Two... One...
Our street auction is finally open,
but how much will it raise?
And will we be rumbled by Sue?
There's loads of great bric-a-brac on the stalls,
and we're going after top prices.
So, we've got a combine harvester book and an umbrella.
And an umbrella.
Nathan's refreshment stall is doing a roaring trade.
The big and the little ones are enjoying some magic.
..and say Arnie Kazam!
And mine disappears from here...
and goes over to your hand. Open your hand.
Wow! How did you do that?
And everyone wants to win an ice cream
in my penalty challenge.
Knew that was a good idea!
Finally, here it is.
The moment of truth. The penalty shootout time.
Queue's starting to form.
Good luck to them.
Time to make some money.
It's not rugby.
For an ice cream...
Ice cream to you.
Time to get a tally on how our stalls are doing.
-Hey, Maureen. How's it been going?
-Very well, thank you.
-Can I have a quick look in the cash tin?
-By all means. That's fine.
Just have a quick look.
-I can then monitor how we going throughout the day.
I think we're in about £20 profit.
£20 profit. Great.
-Oh, that's more like it.
There is a roll there, there's about £100.
-That's not bad, that's about £80.
-That's not bad.
And, as I guessed,
the set of retro dining chairs has found a new home.
-Yeah? Good, good.
Everyone enjoying themselves? ALL: Yes.
Yeah, that's the main thing! Keep up the good work, won't you?
Because I know they're doing really well up there,
so fingers crossed it's all going good.
-How's it going?
-Very well, very well.
Everyone's enjoying it, that's the main thing,
and, as long as people keep smiling, and they're happy,
and there's plenty of water, plenty of ice cream,
-then they'll spend money.
Everyone can come out, have a good time,
raise some money for a good cause.
Just a community getting out and enjoying themselves, really.
It's been really good seeing everybody out.
It's been great to see everybody having a little go
at something they don't normally do.
# No, no, no, no place I'd rather be
# N-n-no, no, no,
# No place I'd rather be... #
The pop-up auction is due to start, so it's time for one final push.
Ladies and gentlemen, could I have your attention, please?
We have 15 more minutes
before we stop selling on the bric-a-brac stalls,
so teas, coffees, cakes, bric-a-brac, whatever is left...
is now one pound per item.
That's really got them interested.
-Yeah, five pieces for a pound.
Yes, thank you very much.
Hopefully, we're still heading towards our £600 target.
But don't forget,
we've also sent some items to an auction house.
So, while the cash from the stalls is being counted,
let's see if our lots can make some money in the saleroom.
Toby Pinn is our auctioneer.
Two of Sue's friends, Andrea and Pam,
have come along to see how our items do.
We're starting with the 1966 World Cup beer glass,
which should appeal to both football fans and collectors of brewery memorabilia.
It has an estimate of £10-20.
We've got the football interest.
The Watney Mann beer glass commemorating the 1966 World Cup.
Who's going to make a start on this one?
12 anywhere? 12 anywhere?
All done? Selling, then, on £18.
Thank you very much.
It didn't reach top estimate.
Let's just hope we can do better with the vintage film poster -
one of my first finds on the Rummage Day.
It's in really good condition and has an estimate of £20-30.
Who's going to start me on this one, then? £20? £20.
30 anywhere? 32?
35 anywhere? 38.
Selling at the back at £42.
Thank you very much.
That's a great result.
And added to what we got for the beer glass, we're well ahead.
But how are we doing back on the street?
We've made £60, so far, with the items we sent off
to the local auction room.
What have we made here today? You've had a good count up.
Right, so, today we've done £442.17.
Plus the £60.
So, in total, it's £502.17.
-So, basically, I've got to make £100 on the rostrum.
-Yeah, you do.
'We set ourselves an ambitious target
'to do something great for Sue.
'Now it all comes down to what I can do in front of this crowd.'
Right, ladies and gentlemen. Let's have your attention.
We're starting with lot number one, showing here.
'It's Tim's upcycled antique-style hatstand.'
Look at that.
Showing here, a lovely contemporary twist
on an Edwardian Bentwood hatstand.
-Who's going to open the bidding with £5?
Yes, so many hands.
I'll take 5 from you, madam.
5, it's against you.
6? 6, thank you.
7? 7. 8? £8 now.
We're not messing around. £9. It's going under the hammer.
It's going once, it's going twice... Sold! Thank you.
'Sold! And would you believe it?
'Sue's bought it.'
OK, my favourite lot. Look at this, a wonderful piece of tree.
It's a turned fruit wood bowl.
'Kath's bowl caught my eye on the Rummage Day,
'but how will it do here?'
So who's going to start me off with a bid of £10 for that?
Surely it's worth that.
Come on, £10 anywhere?
£10, everyone needs a fruit bowl.
I'll take the 10.
12 anywhere? I'm looking for 12 now.
Any further advances? I've got £12 with me now.
Any further advances on 15?
It's going once, it's going twice...
Sold for £15.
'Next, I've got high hopes for Howard and Jackie's
'Welsh sheepdog doorstop.'
Any further advances on 15?
It's going once, it's going twice...
£15. Thank you so much.
'And this mirror adds £30 to the tally.
'And up next are the golf clubs and shoes
'also donated by Howard and Jackie.'
So who's going to start me off with a bid of £10?
Thank you, there's a bid at the back for £10.
Any further advances on £10?
That's a maiden bid and I'm selling at £10.
-It's going once...
12, thank you! Who said that?
Put your hand up so we can spot you. Thank you.
£12 is with me down the front.
Any further advances on 12? Can I take 15 at the back? 15?
Thank you, I have a bid of £15 now with me.
And I'm selling at £15.
It's going once, it's going twice...
'The next lot was donated by The Crafty Women.'
We've got a sewing box accessory kit here, OK?
We also have a sewing machine
and we have some bunting made by The Crafty Women.
Who's going to start me off with a bid of £10?
10, I've got 10. Thank you, £10.
£10, any... £12, thank you.
£20. £20 is with me now.
It's against you, madam. I've got £20. I'll take 22.
25, thank you! £25 is with me now.
It's going once, it's going twice... Sold!
'Now another of Howard and Jackie's donations - the picnic hamper.'
-What do you think that's worth, Tim?
Right, so who's going to start me off with a bid of a tenner?
Thank you very much - £10 straight in.
Any further advances? 12 anywhere? I'm looking for 12.
We have £10 down the front.
£12 anywhere? £12, surely?
Well, I'm selling at 10. It's going... 15! Thank you! 15.
£15 at the last minute.
It's against you now, madam.
-Go on, then.
-Yeah, go on, then.
Any further advances on £22?
23, OK. Big spender.
25. Go on, don't lose it.
It's against you, madam. I have £25.
It's going once, it's going twice...
Can I tempt you for 26?
I'm squeezing every quid out of you, and I'm selling at £27.
It's going once, it's going twice...
Sold to you, madam, down the front.
'Finally, it's down to sell Chris's wonderful studio pottery.'
What a work of art, OK? A lovely trio there.
Who will start me off with a bid of £15 for this?
Some contemporary art.
A maiden bid of 15.
I'll take 16 anywhere. £16. Come on, it's worth £16.
16, thank you. It's against you now.
Make it 18. £18, thank you.
18, 20. £20 there at the back, the gentleman at the back.
I'll take 25. Go on.
£25 is with me now.
It's against you, sir.
I have 25. I have £30 now.
It's against you, 35. £35.
It's against you, sir, 35 with me.
He's out, there's a shake of the head.
£35 and I'm selling once, I'm selling twice...
Sold! Thank you, madam.
Yes, yes! CHEERING
You have been brilliant!
'But have this amazing crowd got us to our target?'
You've done us proud.
We set off with a target of £600.
I can reveal how much we've made today.
With the sale of the things that went off to the auction,
the pop up rostrum auction here and the bric-a-brac,
the teas, the coffees, the cakes.
We have made a grand total of...
And 17 pence.
So, thank you all. Thank you so much.
'It's time to come clean.'
When I was rummaging, looking for things to put in this sale,
I was touched by the fabulous words,
the kind words you had to say about this person.
And it made me realise how special she was and why we were doing this,
and we are doing it for the right reasons.
We have found that golden star, that unsung hero.
She's a person you go to for help and advice.
People go to her for a shoulder to cry on.
She shows you that there is light at the end of the tunnel,
there is a better future, there's a happier future.
Can you guess who I'm talking about?
Any idea, anybody?
Well, I can let you know.
She is Sue Jones.
-Oh, my God!
That's for you.
-What am I going to do with that?
Can you read that out, because all of this,
all of this is for you.
All of these people are here to say they love you
and thank you so much for what you have done.
Oh, my goodness!
"Dear, Sue. This voucher entitles you to an art course
"as we know how much you love drawing and painting.
"With thanks for all you do from your friends and neighbours in Abergavenny."
Oh, my goodness. Thank you so much.
A big round of applause!
How do you feel about that?
-Had you a clue at all?
-No! I thought this was...
Nothing at all. Oh, thank you, everyone.
-Thank you, everybody. That's a great thing to do.
Look, that's not the end of it.
We've something else for you.
Now, we have managed to raise enough money,
not only to send you off on an art course
but to give you that laptop that you really needed for The Crafty Women.
-Because they've been using yours, haven't they?
This is a brand-new laptop.
It comes with the guarantees, it's all boxed up.
But I've had to open it because I want to play something.
So, everybody, listen to this.
Now, watch this, and listen to this.
-Oh, my goodness.
Here we go. There we go.
Hi, Sue. How are you, you mysterious girl?
I want to say a massive thanks to you for what you're doing for your community,
and especially The Crafty Women.
I have to say, I hope you enjoy this surprise.
It was my absolute pleasure to do this.
I want you to enjoy your street auction today.
I want you to enjoy your time.
And when I come to Aber-gav-enny, I hope...
..love you lots.
And, again, congratulations on all that you're doing.
It is not going unnoticed.
-How about that? He's blown you a kiss.
-I love it!
There you go.
Thank you so much. That is amazing.
They've been very sneaky.
I hadn't a clue.
I've always put my time in Crafty Women and being a mum.
And just being a mum, really.
To do something for me would be lovely. Thank you very, very much.
I'll definitely make good use of it.
I can't believe we've managed to keep it a secret for so long,
but we got away with it thanks to people power,
thanks to the community coming together,
because that's what this show is all about.
All of these people made it happen.
We raised more than we thought we would.
So I hope she's going to have a good time.
I hope you've enjoyed watching this show as well.
Keep watching because we could be in your street next time
and this auction could be about you.
And just in case you're wondering,
Sue has now booked her place on that residential art course.
She's looking forward to passing on her new-found skills to her friends,
as well as watching that Peter Andre message over and over again!
Presenters Paul Martin and Tim Weeks are in Abergavenny, collecting unwanted items to sell at a street auction without letting one local resident know the fundraising is all for her. And there's even a surprise from TV and pop star Peter Andre.