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Fundraising Dinner and Auction -After Dinner Speaker: Pam Ayres. Charity Auction to be Conducted by Philip Allwood. De Vere Hotel, 7pm
March 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm£30.00
Adam Binder, the renowned sculptor who lives near Cirencester has donated one of only 12 bronze owls created by him to Oak and Furrows, the Wildlife Rescue Centre, on the Gloucestershire/Wiltshire border close to Cricklade.
The owl, developed by him in his studio on the outskirts of Fairford, will have a reserve of £4,000 when it is auctioned at the charity’s forthcoming fund raising dinner at the De Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel (formerly Four Pillars), and situated close to the village of South Cerney. Adam, who is a patron of Oak and Furrows, has already sold his first owl at an art gallery event, for over £4,000. The auctioneer will be Philip Allwood of Moore, Allen and Innocent and the BBC’s lunchtime programme, Bargain Hunt.
The beautiful sculpture reflects the record 4,305 birds and animals treated at Oak and Furrows, during the past year.
The De Vere dinner of March 4th, with a ticket price of £30, will also feature 14 other auction items, including a signed acoustic guitar donated by patron Ian Anderson, leader of world famous rock band, Jethro Tull, a performance by fellow patron Pam Ayres, hot and cold buffet dinner, music by Leon Daye, the singer songwriter, The Sapphires quartet, new members table and raffle. Tickets are obtainable from Chrissy Ball, head of administration and fund raising , on 01793 751412.
Adam Binder, educated in Cirencester, Rendcomb College and Cheltenham Arts College said:”Oak and Furrows is a wonderful charity, totally dedicated to saving, wherever possible, injured sick wildlife. The dinner promises to be a fantastic opportunity to raise money for the huge demands for food, new equipment and treatment”.
The rescue centre was formerly based at Somerford Keynes, but due to significant growth move to the Blakehill Nature Reserve, near Cricklade, almost two years ago.