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Celebrity auctioneer Charles Hanson (Antiques Road Trip and Bargain Hunt) will be auctioning off nine Dinky Doors Dinky Presents, which are currently hidden around Grand Arcade in Cambridge.

The Dinky Presents will be up for auction alongside some other very special prizes to raise money for Cambridge Street Aid and Dinky Doors so more tiny portals can be made for people in the city to enjoy.


Charles Hanson said: “It’s a great privilege to host the Grand Arcade and Dinky Doors charity auction.”


Charles Hanson said: “It’s a great privilege to host the Grand Arcade and Dinky Doors charity auction.”

The bespoke Dinky Presents have been created as part of a festive collaboration between the Grand Arcade and Dinky Doors – Cambridge’s most mysterious street artists.

Julie Kervadec, marketing manager, Grand Arcade said: “It has been a delight to host the Dinky Present Hunt in the mall this festive season.


Charles Hanson said: “It’s a great privilege to host the Grand Arcade and Dinky Doors charity auction.”


Charles Hanson said: “It’s a great privilege to host the Grand Arcade and Dinky Doors charity auction.”
Picture: Keith Heppell

“It has brought so much cheer to families in the city and has been a lovely part of our wider Christmas schedule.

The auction will take place on 26 January 2023, and the lots will be available to view online from 12 January 2023.

Anyone can register their interest to virtually attend the live auction via Eventbrite.

Charles Hanson said: “It’s a great privilege to host the Grand Arcade charity auction. During my career I have done many charity auctions and I am looking forward to another trip to beautiful Cambridge.

“The Dinky Presents are a wonderfully unique and quirky piece of Cambridge history, and this auction offers people the opportunity to buy something local that they will admire for many years to come.

“The money raised by this event will make a real difference to those who are struggling this winter.

“It is a brilliant cause and one I am proud to get behind.”

Dinky Doors with one of the doors in the Grand Arcade, the doors are going to be auctioned off . Picture: Keith Heppell

Sarah Steggles, community safety team, Cambridge City Council, said: “We are really grateful to the Grand Arcade for their continued support for Cambridge Street Aid, which helps those that are most in need at this time of year.

“Every penny donated to Street Aid from the Dinky Door auction will provide grants to people living on the streets of Cambridge for something that helps them to turn a corner in their lives and move away from the streets for good. Thank you.”

Dinky Doors with one of the doors in the Grand Arcade, the doors are going to be auctioned off . Picture: Keith Heppell

Families have until 23 January 2023 to take part in the Grand Arcade’s Dinky Present Hunt.

If you find all 10 presents you can enter a competition to win a £100 Grand Arcade Gift Card or even your favourite Dinky Present from the hunt!

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https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dinky-present-hunt-auction-tickets-484264376787?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

 

 

 

 

 

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