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Double amputee Bonny Walsh gets the surprise of her life when she discovers that a street auction in Swindon containing items donated by her neighbours is all for her.


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There are estates like this built all over Britain,

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designed to be tightly knit communities.

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Yet many of us have lost that sense of togetherness with our neighbours.

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But not here today.

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..one! Yay!

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Because today, all the neighbours are coming together for

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one massive street party to raise money for one incredible woman

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who lives just around the corner.

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She has faced challenges that would leave most of us shell-shocked.

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At first you think, "That's it. I'm in a wheelchair.

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"I've got this horrible leg. What will happen to me?"

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Since losing both her legs, she has worked tirelessly to help others.

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I don't know of any other volunteers that go into hospitals and help

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with their amputee class.

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Been through a lot in her life,

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but always has time for other people.

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She's been an inspiration.

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Bonny doesn't ask for any thanks.

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She just wants to help people day in and day out.

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We thought it was about time we said, "Bonny, thank you.

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"We all think the world of you."

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So today, we're raising money for her

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by auctioning items donated by her friends and neighbours.

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It's going once, it's going twice - sold!

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Thank you.

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'But that's no small task.'

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-They don't want to answer the door.

-Don't shut me out!

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I'm not a cold caller!

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'We'll have to pull out all the stops...'

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You're asking people to search, to dig deep, to go into their attics,

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to find things in the garden shed.

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'..to pull in the cash.'

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-Whoo!

-A boar's head!

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'But will our hard work pay off?'

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Any advances on £20?

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'And can everyone keep a secret...'

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-I feel bad because I have been telling her a few fibs...

-I know.

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'..before we spring our big surprise?'

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You really are the people's champion.

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Today, we're in Swindon.

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Set in the heart of Wiltshire,

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it blossomed with the arrival of the railways in the mid-1800s.

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Now, it's a bustling city of over 200,000 people.

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We've told former English teacher Bonny Walsh

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that we're here to make a film about community groups.

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She has lived in Swindon for decades,

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but the early years of her life with husband John

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were spent in more exotic climes.

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We married in 1960.

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And we went to live in Casablanca,

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which was an unusual thing to do then.

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Very unusual.

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But we came back to London after two years.

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Bonny and John settled back in the UK with their young family.

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Little did they know that their lives were about to change forever.

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Bonny, who had given up work to raise the children,

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developed symptoms of peripheral vascular disease.

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Bonny's illness meant that blood flow to her legs

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was gradually restricted.

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I had very narrow arteries.

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I had always had very poor circulation.

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And they began to get narrower and narrower,

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and they started to get blocked.

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The consequences were devastating.

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First of all, I had to have a toe amputated, then another toe.

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And I managed, I was OK. I just got used to it.

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But then the condition started to come back,

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and it got worse again.

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By the time she reached her 50th birthday,

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both of Bonny's legs had been amputated below the knee.

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I thought,

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"Well, you know, this could be the end of the road."

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But no, she coped.

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Cos I don't think I could have...

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I don't think I would have reacted as well as that.

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No.

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Now Bonny uses two artificial legs, and amazingly,

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her own disability has inspired her

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to help others in the same situation.

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She set up the Swindon Limbless Association

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to offer support to fellow amputees and to show them

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that there is still life after losing a limb.

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Bonny organises day trips out for the charity

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so everybody can come together.

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It often cheers people a bit when they discover

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I've got both my legs off and I can walk around and do things.

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She's too modest to expect praise,

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but we think it's about time she got a big thank you.

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So here at this street party,

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we're hoping to raise enough money

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to send Shakespeare fan Bonny off to

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the Globe Theatre in London, to watch, well, the Scottish Play.

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We reckon that's going to cost around about £600.

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It's a lot of money. We've got our work cut out.

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And that work started four weeks ago,

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when we took to the streets around Bonny's home.

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Now we've got one day to knock on as many doors as possible,

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and we're hoping that people in this neighbourhood of Swindon

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are going to be really generous.

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Because we're asking them to donate unwanted and unloved items,

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so we can make as much money as possible

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in a pop-up street auction right here in a month's time.

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That's a big ask, but we've also got to keep it a secret from Bonny

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until after the auction.

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We've certainly got a mountain to climb today,

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so I've roped in my mate, Danny Sebastian, to help out.

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Hey, my man!

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'If anyone knows the tricks of wheeling and dealing, it's him.'

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-Morning.

-Good morning.

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-Bang on time.

-As per usual. Well, what's it all about, Paul?

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OK, it's about an amazing lady called Bonny.

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She lives just up the road. Now, she has lost both legs,

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yet she still works tirelessly for other people.

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So she's a brilliant character.

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Wow! She sounds like a very amazing lady.

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Oh, believe me, she is. And this is all about getting

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as much stuff for Bonny as possible, OK?

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-And keep it a secret.

-And keep it a secret, you've got it!

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-Yes.

-I'll tell you what we'll do -

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make it a bit of a challenge and at the end of the day we'll see

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-who's got the best kit, shall we?

-I'm getting a head start now then!

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OK, you take that direction over there.

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-Thank you.

-Good luck. And enjoy it.

-I will!

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Thanks, Heather.

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Today's best finds will go to a saleroom,

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and I'll sell some on our pop-up auction.

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The rest will be bric-a-brac.

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It's a sunny day, so I've got high hopes.

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No-one's in, no-one's in.

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'But it looks like I've drawn the short straw.'

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My mum had a bell like this.

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HE RINGS DOORBELL

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They're out.

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20 houses in, and everyone's either out...

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I'm kind of giving it five seconds per house, and if they're not in,

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I can't wait.

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"Ding-dong!"

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..or in a do-not-disturb kind of mood.

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I'm gradually turning into a doorbell anorak.

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Doesn't seem to be putting my mate Danny off.

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There's a lot of signage here. But I've never been a good reader.

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-I love that picture.

-Good, innit?

-Yeah, very nice.

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He still managed to sweet-talk Bonny's neighbour Brian...

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That's a good start.

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..and nab his first donation.

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Hey, here we go.

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Phew!

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A new exercise bike can cost between £100 and £400.

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We'll take this.

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So, I think we can definitely work up a few pounds

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for this one on the day of the auction.

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Oh, now, that's looking good.

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We've got a couple of nice bits there.

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Eagle-eyed Danny also spotted potential in an old sideboard.

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I think we could upcycle that quite nicely

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and make it into something special,

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and I think somebody's going to really appreciate it.

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Dark wood furniture isn't fashionable these days.

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-What do you reckon, Brian?

-All got to go.

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But with a quick sand down and a lick of brightly coloured paint,

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we can bring it bang up-to-date and make a few quid too.

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But metal-detecting enthusiast Brian

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has saved his best treasure for last.

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Brian's just given me some Roman coins.

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And these are all your finds with your metal detector?

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A few, yes.

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-Mostly 4th century.

-Mostly 4th century.

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-Are they common?

-Yes.

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-They're common?

-Yes. I've found about 4,000...

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-over the years.

-You can pick up Roman coins for as little as 50p.

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A few of Brian's probably date from the 3rd century,

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so it's well worth sending this lot to the saleroom.

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What about this metal detec...?

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DANNY LAUGHS

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I think you might be pushing it now a bit.

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-Is there anything else?

-Well, you can have him.

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Oh, no, too expensive.

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No. He'd be too expensive, this young man here.

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-Do you reckon?

-Oh, yes.

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Keep coming.

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Danny's off to a flying start with that little hoard.

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That will do you.

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One, two...and up.

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At this rate, there'll be no room for my stuff in the van.

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Nice one.

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But the front doors still aren't opening for me.

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Someone's in. Oh, well, they don't want to answer the door.

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I'm not a cold caller.

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'Time for a change of plan.'

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Let's just see if I can get on air

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on the local radio station and make an announcement.

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CHUCKLING: You never know, it might work.

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The station is a proper community effort,

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staffed by volunteers and run by Shirley Ludford.

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Is there anything we can do on air, just a quick plug?

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-I'm sure we can give you a hand.

-Can you do that?

-Of course.

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Brilliant. Thank you.

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We have the lovely Paul Martin and the BBC crew here today.

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Thank you for inviting me in.

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We want to help somebody that is an unsung hero in the community.

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So, today we are asking people to search, to dig deep,

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-to go into their attics, find things in the garden shed...

-Yes!

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..anything they can bring. Bring it to the radio station,

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-and you'll be here to greet them?

-Yes.

-Excellent.

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Well, let's hope it's a really successful day for you.

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'Fingers crossed, the people of Swindon will come up trumps.'

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-Thank you.

-Bye-bye.

-Take care, bye.

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That's what it's all about.

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Hopefully, that's going to make my job a lot easier today,

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and I can't wait to see Danny's face!

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Ahoy, sailor! Are you on a dinner break?

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Have you heard about what we're trying to do?

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I know you've got plenty in your house.

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That bit of bling an' all, you can leave that bit of bling if you want.

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Can I come in?

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Well, it certainly looks like

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his charm's still pulling in the donations.

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-Hiya, I'm Danny.

-Hiya, Danny, I'm Amanda.

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-What have you got for me?

-Some stuff in my shed.

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Let's have a look.

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Has it all got to go?

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-No, not all of it, I'm afraid.

-I notice you've got two ladders.

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-I have.

-Can we nick one?

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I'm afraid not, because one's mine and one's my dad's.

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Oh, can we nick your one, then, and you just keep borrowing your dad's?

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-No.

-No? Two sets of wellies here.

-Yeah, you can have them.

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I really love these leopard-print ones.

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Just a shame they're not in my size.

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Amanda, can we have them drawers as well?

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Yeah, you can. I'll have to empty them first though.

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Nothing gets past our Danny.

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This modern chest of drawers is an ideal candidate for upcycling.

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These are made of pine - very desirable.

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It's got a lovely dovetail joints, so it's well constructed.

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It's even got a solid back! That is a rarity.

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THAT'S when you know it's quality.

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It'll take nothing more than a bit of sending to revive these drawers.

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-Fantastic.

-And I think we can easily pull in £10 or £20 for them.

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Time for a well-earned pit stop, I reckon.

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-Oh!

-Hello.

-Hello, Paul.

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Oh, don't worry, relax.

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HE SIGHS DEEPLY

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We're in the shade here, that's nice.

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How are you getting on?

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It's a piece of cake.

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I can see that.

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Hey, I'm doing the gags round here.

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Well, are you going to ask me?

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HE MUMBLES WITH MOUTH FULL

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-How have you done?

-There we go.

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-Nowt.

-Absolutely nothing.

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But...I've got something lined up at 2.30.

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I've just done an announcement on the local radio station.

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I've asked people to bring stuff down,

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I'll be there to collect it with the van.

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That was a fantastic idea.

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Could be.

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A fantastic idea it may be,

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but neither of us have time to rest on our laurels.

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There's people in the street.

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Hopefully, they live in the street!

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These look like brand-new.

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-Oh, brilliant.

-There's a jacket, a couple of hoodies,

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and I've got a TV stand as well.

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'Ey up! That's the man.

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You've got a couple of bits and bats here.

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-Yeah.

-I tell you what, he's a man of his word.

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There you are.

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Thank you. Thank you. Good neighbour.

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It's clear that Bonny's friends and neighbours all love her.

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And who could blame them?

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Her volunteering makes a real difference to people's lives.

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Alongside her charity work,

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Bonny also supports patients at the local hospital.

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It's an invaluable addition to the work of physiotherapist Karen.

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We had an occasion where a patient

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didn't want to acknowledge her leg had been removed.

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She didn't want to look at it, she couldn't touch it.

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Bonny came in, sat down and chatted to her for a good 20 minutes.

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The patient turned to Bonny and said, "What would you know about it?

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"What would you understand about being an amputee?"

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And Bonny just casually showed her her legs.

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From that moment on, we made really good progress.

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She realised that there was life after having an amputation.

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If anyone's proof of that, it's Bonny.

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She's an inspiration to everyone she meets.

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We didn't realise that she was an amputee initially.

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No idea whatsoever.

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-The confidence that she walked into the room with as well.

-Yeah.

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It's so easy just to sit there and sort of vegetate and just give in.

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She just eggs you along all the time

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to...to do more.

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She's fab. Our service wouldn't be quite the same without her.

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Bonny works so hard that she deserves a break.

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So, today, we are working tirelessly

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to try to raise £600 for her trip to London.

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And Danny is definitely excelling himself.

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We're looking for new Ford cars.

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-Are you? You can have that one, then.

-Give us the keys.

-Yeah!

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Give us the keys, come on.

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Alec is not quite ready to part with his car.

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But he does have a donation of a two-wheeled variety.

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I can have that bike. That's lovely, thank you.

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Oh, dear.

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Bikes always do well.

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This one would cost around £100 brand-new.

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That's it, we're there.

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We're there, Alec.

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It's in fantastic condition,

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so I think we'll get at least £10 for it.

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It's only the handlebars won't go round.

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He's also throwing in a kid's trike.

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It's a bit old, but it's bound to be snapped up for a pound or two.

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I'm going to give you one of these,

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and then you've got the dates and everything all on it.

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-Pleasure.

-See you at the auction day.

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People round here are absolutely fabulous.

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They're so generous, and I'm loving it.

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More stuff for the van.

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Keep up the good work, Danny.

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There's lots of photos on this wall here.

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Meanwhile, I'm visiting Bonny's daughter Abby.

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Is that the whole family together up there?

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Yeah, that's on one of our family holidays in Wales, that is.

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Oh, wonderful.

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I want to find out more about this extraordinary lady.

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-So, tell me a bit about Mum.

-Well, she's quite an amazing woman.

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She's really independent. She does loads and loads of stuff.

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She's got a better social life than I have.

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She's always arranging trips and meals, usually for other people.

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Doesn't really take any credit, actually,

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and doesn't boast about stuff.

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She just gets on and does stuff, my mum. She gets on.

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I know she set up the Swindon Limbless Association,

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-and she runs that.

-Yeah, she did.

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She does everything on that really.

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And she gives a lot of counselling and guidance...

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-Yeah.

-..she's there for other amputees.

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Yes, she is, yeah.

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She's always on the phone to someone, seeing if they're OK.

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So, she must have helped quite a number of people.

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Oh, yeah, she has. I don't know how many, but lots of people.

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Yeah, she's really, I think, helped change their lives.

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Bonny's on holiday at the moment,

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but she's so bighearted that she's left a donation for us.

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-I think it's Constable.

-Salisbury Cathedral.

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It's a print of Constable's, yes.

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'With prints, the real money is in limited editions,

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'which are usually numbered and sometimes signed by the artist.'

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That can go on our bric-a-brac stall, OK?

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-Yeah.

-That's quite nice. A good architectural picture.

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Hopefully, there's three or four pounds there.

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If someone likes Salisbury Cathedral.

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-I quite like it.

-You like it?

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-Yeah.

-You might end up buying it back!

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£6 to you! THEY LAUGH

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'Hearing more about Bonny makes me

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'doubly determined to hit our target.'

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-Thank you. Bless you.

-Good luck.

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-Yeah. (Don't tell Mum.)

-No.

-(Don't tell Mum.)

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And if enough people show up at the radio station with donations,

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we'll do it.

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It's a gamble though.

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So...there's the van. There's the team.

0:16:450:16:49

Where is all the people?

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Help! Now, I am getting a little bit worried.

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My only hope is that the radio station manager Shirley

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can pull something out of the hat.

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Hiya, Shirley. Well, look, I kept my promise.

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-Hi.

-Hello.

-How's it been going?

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-It's hard work.

-Fun?

-Hard work. Fun, lots of fun.

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-We have a few items for you.

-Oh, I like him, look at that!

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HE LAUGHS

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Isn't that cute? A boar's head!

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'Don't worry, we haven't gone taxidermy-crazy here,

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'The head is made of clay and papier-mache.'

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Right, OK, I think that's something for our pop-up auction. Don't you?

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'It's not something I come across every day,

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'but it's got to be worth about £20 for its sheer novelty value alone.'

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A couple of figures, look like Meissen figures,

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but there's no marks on them.

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'Meissen porcelain was first produced in Germany

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'in the early 1700s. Genuine pieces can sell for thousands,

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'but they must have a crossed sword logo.

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'These aren't the real deal, but still worth a bob or two.

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'I've said it once and I've said it 1,000 times -

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'one man's trash is another man's treasure.'

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There's a suede jacket there.

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I wonder if it fits?

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'And Shirley's dug up plenty of odds and ends

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'for our bric-a-brac stalls.'

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A good Edwardian jardiniere, isn't it?

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Shirley...you've saved my bacon.

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THEY LAUGH

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'While I savour my success...'

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Oh, thank you very, very much.

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'..Danny's still on a roll.'

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What've you got for me? That's nice. Oh, beautiful.

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And the good folk of Swindon just keep on giving.

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-I have a table, is that any good?

-Can I have a look?

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-DOG BARKS

-Whoa!

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Well, at least when Danny comes a-knocking.

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A lovely little drop-leaf table that, a bit of retro.

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Yes, please, thank you. Can you manage?

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-The red table top is made from Formica.

-Lovely.

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It's a hard-wearing laminate that became popular

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as a work surface after the war.

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BARKS

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Thanks very much.

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For years it was seen as a tacky remnant of the 1970s.

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-Bye-bye.

-But that retro look has come right back into fashion now.

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It's got a nice red colour which is quite funky,

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and also it's got this jazzy little design on it.

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Easy to store, very desirable.

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Back at the radio station, a lovely lady called June

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has brought along some interesting jewellery.

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That...I know, is from about the '30s.

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-Yep, Stormy Weather, it looks very

-'30s. Yeah.

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'It has a date stamp of 1933,

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'the year the song Stormy Weather was recorded,

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'so it'll appeal to both music fans and collectors.'

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It's a lovely little badge, isn't it?

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'June's also donating a brooch fob watch.'

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-That's so sweet.

-It is in working order,

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but there's just a little couple of little stones missing.

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'It's an eye-catching timepiece made from paste and steel.

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'There's a bit of damage, but it's still

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'one of the most exciting finds of the day.'

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Bless you. I'm going to give you a hug for that.

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We're going to send that one off to a proper auction room.

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'The little brooch will be going to the saleroom too.

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'It's fantastic to have finally found something

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we could make serious money on.'

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Meanwhile, Danny's lucky streak continues...

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HE CHUCKLES GLEEFULLY

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..as the donations are being delivered directly to him.

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INDISTINCT

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Are you sure?

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If you're hoping to make any money on model cars,

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they've just got to be in good condition,

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unopened in their original box, if possible,

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and, in general, the older, the better.

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I look at this straightaway,

0:20:370:20:38

I see a plastic base and that tells me that it's very modern.

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Old, nice, vintage pieces, they'll have a metal base.

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Collectable or not, we're going to make a few quid out of them.

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'For me, donations are drying up.'

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Thank you very much.

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'But I've noticed a group of artists in the community centre next door

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'that's given me an idea.'

0:21:000:21:01

Hi, everyone. Wow, look at this.

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You're all being creative, aren't you?

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Look, you know we're having a street party, don't you?

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-Yes.

-You do know about that, yeah?

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Could you and your class

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paint lots of stuff for us to sell,

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maybe we could sell some of your art?

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Do you know, we would love to?

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We've got so many paintings that nobody ever sees.

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So let's have one stall dedicated to all of your art

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so it'll be like a little art gallery, yeah?

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Do you know a lady called Bonny?

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-Yes.

-You know her?

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-I do.

-Right, all the proceeds that we're making,

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we're going to get her there at the street party with her family...

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-Yes.

-..and she is going to have a big surprise

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because she helped so many others and it's about time we helped her.

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Yeah? Does that sound good?

0:21:500:21:52

-Wonderful.

-Lovely.

0:21:520:21:54

Brilliant. Brilliant. So you're all on board?

0:21:540:21:57

Yeah? Brilliant.

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Thank you so much.

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You can carry on now.

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That's great. Art stall, done.

0:22:020:22:04

-Bye, Paul.

-Bye.

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That's drawn our day to a close nicely.

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Now it's time to see what we've got and, more importantly,

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what's good enough to send to an auction house.

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Danny, you are my champion.

0:22:190:22:20

I'm trying to see where yours ends, Paul?

0:22:200:22:22

-Well...

-Hold on a minute.

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You're short-sighted.

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-I am a little.

-Do you like that?

-I do. It's a bit BOAR-ing.

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It is, but I tell you what, it's not real, that's not taxidermy.

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That's a model. It's all clay and papier-mache.

0:22:340:22:36

-I like that.

-It will sell.

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I'll sell that on the pop-up rostrum.

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I also fancy my chances of making £10-£15

0:22:400:22:44

on the red Formica table, so that can go into the pop-up auction too.

0:22:440:22:48

I love this.

0:22:480:22:50

-That was a good find.

-I mean, it's machine-made, OK?

0:22:510:22:55

It's machine-made. It's modern.

0:22:550:22:56

But I think we upcycle that,

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bleach it up, make it look driftwoody,

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make it look softer, get the varnish off.

0:23:010:23:03

-I like that.

-Good.

0:23:030:23:05

'And while we're in the upcycling mood,

0:23:050:23:07

'I reckon we could liven up

0:23:070:23:09

'the dark wood sideboard with a bright colour.'

0:23:090:23:11

I see you've got some toy cars.

0:23:110:23:13

-Yes.

-I think if we split that collection up,

0:23:130:23:15

lined up on the bric-a-brac stall,

0:23:150:23:17

all the kids will gravitate towards them and Dad will get two quid

0:23:170:23:20

out of his pocket. Two or three pounds is nothing per car.

0:23:200:23:24

'Well, the bric-a-brac stalls will be chocka,

0:23:240:23:27

'but the big money's in the lots that are going to the saleroom.'

0:23:270:23:30

I have got something to send off to auction. That.

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The little watch. A watch and a badge,

0:23:330:23:36

we'll send off to the auction room and I think there's a few bob there.

0:23:360:23:40

'Danny's collection of Roman coins can go to the auction house too.'

0:23:400:23:43

They're about £1 each, possibly, some of them might be two quid.

0:23:430:23:48

The impressed marks aren't brilliant.

0:23:480:23:50

Right you are. The chap said that, actually.

0:23:500:23:52

-Did you say that?

-Yeah, he did.

-Danny, well done.

-You're welcome.

0:23:520:23:55

-Fantastic.

-You're welcome.

-Couldn't do it without you.

0:23:550:23:57

-Cheers, Paul.

-Danny, champion of the world.

0:23:570:23:59

He is the outright winner, but our work is not done.

0:23:590:24:03

This won't get Bonny off to London

0:24:030:24:04

to that wonderful Shakespeare experience, but she will have it

0:24:040:24:07

because we're determined it's going to happen.

0:24:070:24:10

It's auction day...

0:24:140:24:15

..and there's a ton to do.

0:24:160:24:19

-Put a bit round here, I think.

-We've got yards of bunting,

0:24:190:24:21

dozens of tables and a van-load of bric-a-brac

0:24:210:24:25

and it all needs sorting, pronto.

0:24:250:24:27

That's to Janice and this is to Cathy.

0:24:270:24:29

Luckily, Bonny's neighbours are out in force

0:24:290:24:32

and her daughter Abby and friend Derek

0:24:320:24:34

have also come along to lend a hand.

0:24:340:24:36

-Derek.

-Thank you.

-Morning, everyone.

0:24:360:24:39

-ALL:

-Morning!

-Without this group of wonderful people,

0:24:390:24:41

we're not going to do this, are we?

0:24:410:24:43

We're not, are we, Danny? No, we're not.

0:24:430:24:45

'We've got a massive £600 to raise today

0:24:450:24:48

'and that's not going to be easy.

0:24:480:24:50

'But seeing the community pulling together to help is just amazing.'

0:24:510:24:55

-I was going to spread these things out.

-Yeah.

0:24:550:24:58

'And Bonny's friends and neighbours are offering more than muscle.'

0:24:580:25:02

They look like they're brand-new.

0:25:020:25:04

'Donations are still coming in.'

0:25:040:25:06

They're our daughters' bikes but they've outgrown them now.

0:25:060:25:08

'The bikes are being donated by Bonny's granddaughter Cerys.'

0:25:080:25:12

I'm at uni now and I don't really have call to use it.

0:25:120:25:15

'They're in great condition

0:25:150:25:16

'so they should make a tenner in the pop-up auction.'

0:25:160:25:19

Look at this - at the last minute, a barometer.

0:25:190:25:22

And it's actually reading change.

0:25:220:25:24

We need it to be there.

0:25:260:25:27

Fair to very dry.

0:25:270:25:29

'Barometers have been around since the 17th century.

0:25:290:25:31

'This one is probably Victorian.

0:25:310:25:34

'It's not quite as valuable as the Georgian model,

0:25:340:25:37

'but, if all set fair, it should do well on the pop-up auction.

0:25:370:25:40

'One sure-fire money-spinner is the cake stall.'

0:25:400:25:43

This looks fantastic.

0:25:430:25:45

'But the proof of the pudding...'

0:25:450:25:46

I've got to sample the goods.

0:25:460:25:48

LAUGHTER

0:25:480:25:49

You're welcome. Enjoy.

0:25:490:25:52

'Beautiful cakes from the WI.

0:25:520:25:55

'It's a definite thumbs-up from the crew.'

0:25:550:25:57

Get out of it, you.

0:25:570:25:59

Half an hour to go and everything is coming together nicely.

0:25:590:26:03

Is that for cleaning your teeth?

0:26:030:26:05

So just enough time for Danny to road test his favourite find...

0:26:060:26:10

Some little child's going to have a lot of fun on this.

0:26:100:26:13

..and for me to check in on my painting buddies

0:26:130:26:16

from our rummage day.

0:26:160:26:17

I burst into your art class and said, "Come on, you've got to help."

0:26:170:26:22

And you have. Look, you've turned up with some great stuff.

0:26:220:26:25

I love art stores and people should buy into one-offs.

0:26:250:26:29

I always think it's a good investment.

0:26:290:26:31

Can I pick one and sell it on the rostrum?

0:26:310:26:34

Yes.

0:26:340:26:35

I like that. There's something sort of semi-Pre-Raphaelite.

0:26:360:26:41

I like the gentleman as well.

0:26:410:26:43

Ladies are always a better subject matter to sell than gentlemen.

0:26:430:26:47

Unless it's a gentleman who is an officer in uniform who is famous.

0:26:470:26:50

'Still, I think this guy could make at least a tenner

0:26:520:26:54

'on the rostrum today. It all helps.'

0:26:540:26:56

I think that one's £30-£40.

0:26:560:27:00

I love them. But now is no time for art appreciation

0:27:000:27:04

because we've got to get the ball rolling.

0:27:040:27:06

Five, four, three, two, one.

0:27:090:27:13

CHEERING

0:27:130:27:16

Well, we're off to a fantastic start.

0:27:220:27:25

The sun is shining, everyone is happy and, most importantly,

0:27:250:27:28

there's lots of money changing hands.

0:27:280:27:31

Any change? Any change?

0:27:310:27:33

Come on. Dig deep. Dig deep.

0:27:330:27:35

Thank you very much. I'll shake your hand on that one.

0:27:380:27:40

Thank you very much.

0:27:400:27:42

Bonny's friend Derek is doing a roaring trade on one of the stalls.

0:27:420:27:47

But he's taken time out to tell me

0:27:470:27:49

how Bonny's kindness has touched him.

0:27:490:27:51

Tell me about first meeting her and what she's done for you.

0:27:510:27:54

I was at the amputee class in the Great Western Hospital

0:27:540:27:57

after having my right leg removed and she came and introduced herself,

0:27:570:28:01

explained about the Limbless Association.

0:28:010:28:04

-Yes.

-My wife and I thought, "We'll go along and give it a try,"

0:28:040:28:07

and, I tell you what, it's the best thing we've ever done.

0:28:070:28:09

It is so informal, but it is a support group.

0:28:090:28:13

Sure. She's been there, she knows what it's all about.

0:28:130:28:15

Exactly. And she's not preachy, bossy or anything like that.

0:28:150:28:19

Bonny has really helped you personally move on in the last year.

0:28:190:28:23

She's made you positive, she's made you get out and do things.

0:28:230:28:26

Yes. Not only me but everyone she meets.

0:28:260:28:28

She is an inspiring woman

0:28:280:28:30

and I'm pleased about everything we can do for her today.

0:28:300:28:35

The main thing we can do now is make loads of money.

0:28:350:28:38

Come on. Let's see what we've got on the stalls.

0:28:380:28:40

-Come on. Come on. Don't be shy.

-Brilliant. Love it, love it.

0:28:400:28:44

Smile. Selling with a smile on your face, that's what it's all about.

0:28:440:28:47

Hello, sir. Do you drink beer? No.

0:28:470:28:49

Now, it's all got to go. It's not for show.

0:28:510:28:54

Now, isn't that brilliant? From one home to another.

0:28:570:29:00

Fantastic.

0:29:000:29:01

Bonny's daughter Abby

0:29:040:29:05

is busy on one of the bric-a-brac stalls

0:29:050:29:08

and, for weeks now, she's been keeping everything from Mum.

0:29:080:29:11

Has she twigged?

0:29:110:29:13

No. There's been a couple of times that things nearly slipped out,

0:29:130:29:18

-but no. Fingers crossed.

-You've had to repair it slightly.

0:29:180:29:21

Had to say, "No, don't be silly."

0:29:210:29:23

I feel bad because I've been telling her a few fibs.

0:29:230:29:26

-I know.

-I don't usually do that.

-You have? I've been telling...

0:29:260:29:28

We've all been telling a few fibs.

0:29:280:29:30

This must make you feel really proud.

0:29:300:29:32

It definitely does.

0:29:320:29:33

I'm proud of my mum anyway but this is, like, you know,

0:29:330:29:36

the cherry on top, really. It's brilliant.

0:29:360:29:40

It doesn't feel real.

0:29:400:29:42

Oh, bless you. Bless you. It is real.

0:29:420:29:45

Our £600 target is most certainly real

0:29:470:29:51

so time for a quick update on our takings.

0:29:510:29:53

-How much, girls?

-We've given in £90 already.

0:29:530:29:56

£90. That's really good.

0:29:560:29:58

There's about 20 quid in there.

0:29:580:30:00

We sold all these chairs.

0:30:000:30:01

-Fiver for a set.

-Fantastic.

0:30:010:30:03

-Fantastic.

-We think we've made £70.

0:30:030:30:05

Thank you. £70.

0:30:050:30:07

£70 is really good.

0:30:070:30:09

I'm trying to do my sums very, very quickly

0:30:090:30:11

but let's just say it's around about £300 so we're halfway there.

0:30:110:30:16

We are not just depending on bric-a-brac and cakes

0:30:160:30:19

to make the dough.

0:30:190:30:20

Steady. Lovely.

0:30:210:30:22

I'll be selling items from our public auction a bit later,

0:30:220:30:26

including our upcycled furniture.

0:30:260:30:28

Do you remember this? Was this ever yours?

0:30:280:30:32

Brian and Pat kindly donated a dark wood sideboard.

0:30:320:30:35

We've stripped it back, sanded and painted it.

0:30:350:30:39

I think it looks absolutely wonderful.

0:30:390:30:41

-It's brilliant.

-Can we have it back?

-No!

0:30:410:30:44

Hold on a minute! Of course you can have it back

0:30:440:30:46

but you're going to have to pay for it in the auction.

0:30:460:30:49

Danny also picked up a pine chest of drawers.

0:30:490:30:52

It was solid but dated.

0:30:520:30:54

Not any more.

0:30:540:30:55

In its original state it was all yellow and horrible with varnish.

0:30:550:30:59

We've sanded and bleached this one to give it a raw driftwood look.

0:30:590:31:02

I tell you what,

0:31:020:31:04

these look absolutely fantastic and they've got to make top dollar.

0:31:040:31:08

All it cost to transform both these pieces was a few hours' work

0:31:080:31:11

and a fiver for a tin of paint. Easy.

0:31:110:31:15

Everyone's giving it everything they've got here today.

0:31:150:31:18

50p for a brown sheet they don't ever have to wash.

0:31:180:31:21

I like where you're coming from!

0:31:210:31:23

It's got to be a fiver. Who's going to give me it?

0:31:230:31:25

Come on. Come on. Don't all rush me all at once.

0:31:250:31:28

And Danny's hard sell is paying off.

0:31:280:31:31

-I'll give you a pound.

-A pound will do. Thank you very much.

0:31:310:31:34

Nice piece, that. West German, 1984.

0:31:340:31:36

Don't give it away for a pound.

0:31:360:31:38

The buyer is Bonny's older daughter, Miranda.

0:31:380:31:40

Tell me a little bit about Mum cos I don't really know Mum

0:31:400:31:43

but I know she's an amazing woman.

0:31:430:31:44

Yeah. She's lovely, charitable, self-effacing.

0:31:440:31:47

Couldn't wish for a better mum.

0:31:470:31:50

Well, Bonny's just shown up so now is my chance to meet her.

0:31:500:31:53

I just need to make absolutely sure I give nothing away.

0:31:530:31:57

-What's your name?

-Bonny.

-Bonny, hello. It's Paul.

0:31:570:32:00

-Hello, Paul.

-Are you enjoying the party we've put on?

-It's lovely.

0:32:000:32:02

-It's brilliant.

-Really good fun.

0:32:020:32:04

It looks like the whole community has turned up around here.

0:32:040:32:06

-It does look like that, doesn't it?

-Yeah.

0:32:060:32:09

You've got one of our people on the stall.

0:32:090:32:11

Derek over there. Yes. And how do you know Derek?

0:32:110:32:14

I go up to the hospital to meet new amputees

0:32:140:32:19

because it's a horrible shock for people if they lose a limb.

0:32:190:32:25

-It must be.

-It's nice to let them know there's a friendly group

0:32:250:32:29

they can join, other people in the same boat.

0:32:290:32:33

Yes. I'll let you get on with your day.

0:32:330:32:37

-Thank you.

-Thank you very much. Sorry to bother you.

0:32:370:32:40

My goodness, what a terrific lady.

0:32:400:32:42

So kind and dignified.

0:32:420:32:44

I really hope she doesn't suspect anything.

0:32:440:32:47

We've just got to keep her here until the end of the street auction

0:32:470:32:50

when all of this community embrace her

0:32:500:32:51

with the love that she's given them.

0:32:510:32:56

Wave to Mummy.

0:32:560:32:57

So much entertainment going on.

0:33:010:33:03

Double, double, toil and trouble.

0:33:040:33:07

Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

0:33:070:33:10

Let's make one for Danny.

0:33:100:33:12

There is ten more minutes to go before we close the stalls down

0:33:150:33:19

so everything on the stalls from this moment onwards is £1.

0:33:190:33:25

-Here, take two.

-Oh, you're a darling.

0:33:250:33:28

I'm going to follow you,

0:33:280:33:29

then I might get some more money out of you.

0:33:290:33:31

-How much did you pay for it?

-Only £1.

0:33:310:33:34

£1? Bargain.

0:33:340:33:37

That's my kind of girl. She knows a bargain when there is one.

0:33:390:33:42

Ladies and gentlemen, the stalls are now officially closed.

0:33:420:33:46

We are now going to count all the money

0:33:460:33:48

before we start the pop-up auction and I'm going to leave you

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in the capable hands here of our wonderful Polish choir.

0:33:510:33:56

SINGING

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While the ladies of the Polish choir serenade the crowd,

0:33:590:34:02

we're busy counting the cash.

0:34:020:34:04

But we've already raised some money

0:34:060:34:08

at the saleroom auction in Derbyshire.

0:34:080:34:10

James Lewis was the man with the gavel.

0:34:100:34:13

50. Yours.

0:34:130:34:14

First up we have the brooch fob watch which was donated by June

0:34:140:34:18

who brought it along to the radio station.

0:34:180:34:21

Decorative little thing.

0:34:210:34:23

It has got a bit of damage so the estimate is £25-£30.

0:34:230:34:27

20. And five here. 25.

0:34:270:34:29

30. 30 at the front.

0:34:290:34:30

At 30.

0:34:300:34:32

Yours, sir.

0:34:320:34:33

Coming in at the top of its estimate - not a bad start.

0:34:330:34:37

-Well done.

-Next, the Roman coins which were kindly donated by Brian.

0:34:370:34:42

The auction house estimated £25-£30

0:34:420:34:45

and I'd be happy if we got the top end.

0:34:450:34:48

25. 30. 30.

0:34:480:34:51

Go on. 30. 35. 35. 40.

0:34:510:34:53

38 bid. I'll take 39 if you like.

0:34:530:34:56

I don't mind. Well done.

0:34:560:34:57

39. And 40, sir?

0:34:570:34:59

£40 bid. And two.

0:34:590:35:00

At £40. The gentleman's bid at 40.

0:35:000:35:03

At 40. Well fought, sir.

0:35:030:35:05

£40.

0:35:050:35:07

Great. Let's see if banter can bump up the price of our last lot.

0:35:070:35:10

Next, the unusual stormy weather brooch

0:35:110:35:14

which was also donated by June.

0:35:140:35:16

Estimate, a disappointing £5-£10.

0:35:160:35:19

£15 on the aisle.

0:35:190:35:21

20, do I see?

0:35:210:35:23

But estimates can be cautious.

0:35:230:35:24

20 and five.

0:35:240:35:26

25 now. Go on.

0:35:260:35:27

28 if you like.

0:35:270:35:29

Every pound counts.

0:35:290:35:30

28.

0:35:300:35:31

27.

0:35:310:35:33

I'll take it. I'm not proud.

0:35:330:35:35

At £27.

0:35:350:35:36

Well done. £27.

0:35:360:35:38

The pin almost tripled its top estimate.

0:35:380:35:40

That's the kind of result we like.

0:35:400:35:42

All told, we made £97 in the sale.

0:35:420:35:46

It's a start, but we're still a long way off.

0:35:460:35:49

Here's hoping today's takings will push us closer to our target.

0:35:490:35:53

Right, OK. It's the moment of truth. What have we done?

0:35:530:35:56

Paul, it's looking bad.

0:35:560:35:57

I know it's not because halfway through the day

0:35:570:36:00

we'd already got over half our total.

0:36:000:36:03

So I'm kind of thinking we've got 600.

0:36:030:36:05

Well, we have. We've got more than 600. We've got £690 plus.

0:36:050:36:09

-A bit of change.

-Brilliant. £690. That's fantastic.

0:36:090:36:13

So far, including the sale room, that's where we're at.

0:36:130:36:16

Total so far - £787.86.

0:36:160:36:20

Absolutely fantastic.

0:36:200:36:21

Smashed it. Smashed it.

0:36:210:36:23

We've already sailed past our target of £600.

0:36:230:36:27

Now we're aiming to double our money.

0:36:270:36:29

We'll spend the extra cash on an excursion

0:36:290:36:31

for the Limbless Association,

0:36:310:36:33

so the pressure is on to make the pop-up pay.

0:36:330:36:36

So we're going to start off with lot number 1.

0:36:360:36:39

First under the hammer, Danny's upcycled chest of drawers.

0:36:390:36:42

It is well worth £50, but let's start off at 20.

0:36:420:36:46

Who's going to give me 20 anywhere?

0:36:460:36:48

Come on. £20.

0:36:480:36:49

Surely. 20.

0:36:490:36:50

There's one hand. Thank you very much.

0:36:500:36:52

Is that 25? Thank you. 25 now.

0:36:520:36:54

I'm looking for 30.

0:36:540:36:55

£30 is with me now.

0:36:550:36:57

Any further advances on 30?

0:36:570:36:59

35. Come on, that's a bid at 35, surely.

0:36:590:37:02

-Can't get it home.

-You can't get it home. We can deliver.

0:37:020:37:05

£35.

0:37:050:37:07

Come on, 40 anywhere?

0:37:070:37:08

I'm looking for £40.

0:37:080:37:09

Thank you. I'm selling now at 40 and it's going once, twice...

0:37:090:37:13

Fair warning, I'm selling at 40.

0:37:130:37:15

Sold. Thank you, sir.

0:37:150:37:17

That's the kind of start I was hoping for.

0:37:170:37:19

Can the upcycled sideboard do the same?

0:37:190:37:22

Who's going to give me an opening bid of £20?

0:37:220:37:24

-There's a bid.

-There is a bid over there.

0:37:240:37:26

£20 now.

0:37:260:37:27

Surely 22.

0:37:270:37:29

I'm looking now for 22.

0:37:290:37:30

'Oh, dear. That wasn't part of the plan.'

0:37:310:37:34

Thank you very much, madam.

0:37:340:37:35

'Bonny's daughter Miranda to the rescue. Thank goodness.'

0:37:350:37:38

It's against you now, sir.

0:37:380:37:40

22 here. £25 is with me now.

0:37:400:37:42

Any further advances on £25?

0:37:420:37:45

And I'm selling at £25.

0:37:450:37:47

27, thank you.

0:37:470:37:49

£27.

0:37:490:37:50

Well done. 30.

0:37:500:37:53

30. Thank you very much. £32.

0:37:530:37:56

Coming back with strong stuff.

0:37:560:37:58

33? Make it 35.

0:37:580:37:59

-35.

-£35.

0:37:590:38:01

And I'm selling at £35.

0:38:010:38:03

It's going once, going twice...

0:38:030:38:07

Fair warning, I'm sell...

0:38:070:38:10

40.

0:38:100:38:11

They nearly dropped it.

0:38:130:38:15

And I'm selling at 40.

0:38:170:38:18

It's going once, twice.

0:38:180:38:20

Sold. Thank you to you, madam.

0:38:200:38:22

That was brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

0:38:220:38:24

It was a hard sell, but £80 for the two pieces of furniture

0:38:240:38:27

that were gathering dust isn't bad.

0:38:270:38:30

Right. The red Formica table.

0:38:300:38:33

'I'm hoping Danny's bit of retro is worth £15.'

0:38:330:38:36

Yes, we've got five.

0:38:360:38:37

Ten. We're in at ten now.

0:38:370:38:39

Looking for 15 and I have 15.

0:38:390:38:41

Any further advances on 15? I'm selling at 15.

0:38:410:38:43

It's going once... Yes, thank you. A bid of 20.

0:38:430:38:46

Any further advances on £20?

0:38:460:38:47

Come on, we all like a bit of retro.

0:38:470:38:49

Any advances on £20?

0:38:490:38:51

Sold. Thank you, £20.

0:38:510:38:54

Not a bad result and now everyone is really getting into the swing of it.

0:38:540:38:57

Going once, twice, sold.

0:38:570:39:00

Thank you.

0:39:000:39:01

Don't miss this one. It's beautiful.

0:39:010:39:03

I'll do 23.

0:39:030:39:04

'I thought the two portraits

0:39:040:39:06

'would make us between £40 and £50 in total.'

0:39:060:39:08

Sold!

0:39:080:39:09

'But in the end it was just £33.'

0:39:090:39:12

Who's going to start me off with a bid of £10?

0:39:120:39:14

'And radio station host Shirley bagged the barometer for £31.'

0:39:140:39:18

It's going once, twice...

0:39:180:39:20

Sold. '£10 more than expected.

0:39:200:39:23

'But I'm sure it's the final lot

0:39:230:39:25

'that will really bring home the bacon.'

0:39:250:39:27

It is a papier mache boar's head.

0:39:270:39:29

I think this is a great bit of fun.

0:39:290:39:31

Danny and I will sign that.

0:39:310:39:32

'Maybe that'll bump the price up above £20.'

0:39:320:39:35

Who's going to start me off with a bid of £10?

0:39:350:39:38

Thank you. Straight in.

0:39:380:39:39

10. 20. Can I take 15?

0:39:390:39:40

15. 15.

0:39:400:39:41

It's against you. Can I take 20?

0:39:410:39:43

20. Thank you. £20 is with me now.

0:39:430:39:46

25. Thank you. A bid of 25.

0:39:460:39:47

It is against you, madam. I'm selling at £25.

0:39:470:39:50

-It's going once...

-It's worth a lot more than that.

0:39:500:39:52

Come on, it is a good piece, this.

0:39:520:39:54

Danny's doing his stuff.

0:39:540:39:56

I'm selling at £25.

0:39:570:40:00

Fair warning. It's going once, twice...

0:40:000:40:02

Sold, thank you.

0:40:020:40:03

'A fantastic finish.

0:40:030:40:05

'I just hope I've done enough to treat Bonny

0:40:050:40:07

'and fund an outing for her charity group.'

0:40:070:40:10

We had a target of trying to raise £600.

0:40:120:40:16

I can reveal we have a grand total of

0:40:160:40:21

£1,186.86.

0:40:210:40:27

We smashed it.

0:40:270:40:28

Thank you so much.

0:40:280:40:29

We doubled our amount. It is absolutely brilliant.

0:40:290:40:33

Most of you know who this is for.

0:40:330:40:35

It is for a lady that has such a positive effect

0:40:350:40:38

on the people here in your community.

0:40:380:40:41

She has given a lot of time and a lot of energy.

0:40:410:40:44

People come to her with problems

0:40:440:40:47

and she lets them know that there will be a better future for them

0:40:470:40:51

because she has been through this herself

0:40:510:40:55

and she helps people get through their suffering.

0:40:550:40:57

And I think it's fair to say you really are the people's champion.

0:40:570:41:02

Bonny Walsh, this is for you.

0:41:020:41:05

All of these people have come together to say thank you so much.

0:41:070:41:12

They love you.

0:41:120:41:13

They just want to say you are the best.

0:41:140:41:17

Please read that out.

0:41:170:41:19

"We've arranged for you to have an all-expenses-paid trip

0:41:220:41:26

"to watch Macbeth at the Globe Theatre."

0:41:260:41:29

That's absolutely brilliant. Thank you very much.

0:41:290:41:32

The rest of the money is going towards

0:41:320:41:34

the Swindon Limbless Association.

0:41:340:41:36

I'd have put my best frock on if I'd known.

0:41:400:41:43

'I had no idea this was happening.'

0:41:460:41:48

It's wonderful. A wonderful surprise.

0:41:480:41:51

And this is absolutely lovely for me to go to the Globe.

0:41:510:41:54

And it is absolutely wonderful for the Limbless Association

0:41:540:41:57

to keep us going.

0:41:570:41:59

I've got a lump in my throat and it's all for Mum.

0:41:590:42:02

It's great, isn't it? It's happy things.

0:42:020:42:05

I feel very proud, yes.

0:42:050:42:06

I don't think she quite believed it was all about her

0:42:060:42:09

cos she's a very, very modest person but then she was just overjoyed.

0:42:090:42:12

I almost wiped a tear away.

0:42:120:42:13

To recognise someone in our community,

0:42:130:42:16

that was a very important moment.

0:42:160:42:18

I don't normally get emotional

0:42:180:42:19

but I felt a little welling up, and proud.

0:42:190:42:24

Proud that the community have recognised her for what she put in.

0:42:240:42:28

It's great to see Bonny surrounded by friends, family and loved ones.

0:42:300:42:34

I think we've done really well today. And look at this.

0:42:340:42:36

It's all down to the people here.

0:42:360:42:38

The community. The community spirit.

0:42:380:42:40

Thank you for watching. Who knows?

0:42:400:42:41

We could be in your street next time and this auction could be about you.

0:42:410:42:45

Goodbye.

0:42:450:42:46

Bonny and her friends enjoyed

0:42:530:42:54

a special day out on a trip on a canal,

0:42:540:42:57

and she's still planning a theatre visit to London

0:42:570:43:00

with her husband, John.

0:43:000:43:01

Back in Swindon, Bonny continues with her charity work.

0:43:010:43:05

Double amputee Bonny Walsh gets the surprise of her life when she discovers a street auction in Swindon is all for her. Presenters Paul Martin and Danny Sebastian collect unwanted items from Bonny's neighbours to raise the funds.