25th Sep, 2017

Pint-sized property makes huge difference to nursing charity

Catherine Thompson 12th Sep, 2017 Updated: 13th Sep, 2017

A PINT-SIZED property has made a huge difference to a Shipston charity.

A doll’s house auctioned off for the charity Shipston Home Nursing fetched £1,500 after being put on the open market.

The 30 inch high home made national headlines when property agency Peter Clarke listed the home on property website Right Move.

The advert described Tenure Charity House as a ‘classic Georgian House’, with ‘charming period features’ including an ‘elegant hall, two double bedrooms, exposed wooden floors and an Aga’.

The Lilliputian home was finally purchased by property developer Spitfire Bespoke Homes to put on display in one of its show homes.

The house was made 15 years ago by Edgar Wright from Newbold, and bought from the charity – with the significantly lower price tag of £300 – by local supporter Maggie Cripps.

Following Maggie’s passing, her husband kindly returned the house to the charity – which provides free home care to those terminally ill – to be put back on the market.

Fundrasing coordinator Rebecca Mawle said: “£1,500 is a fantastic amount, we are delighted!

“The funds raised for the doll’s house will go towards paying our nurses for the wonderful work that they do.”

Visit www.shipstonhomenursing.co.uk/ for more information on the charity.

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