Antiques Evaluation Raises Funds for Down’s Syndrome Association

Two stars from the world of TV antiques hosted an antiques evaluation evening at Ellesmere College to help raise funds for the Down's Syndrome Association.

Celebrity antiques experts Christina Trevanion and Aaron Dean came into the College for an event organised by Sixth Form student Eillish Whitmarsh, who chose to arrange an event for her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), a project based qualification taken in Yr 12 as part of the A Level curriculum. Eillish got in touch with Christina Trevanion who was delighted to support the event in aid of the Down's Syndrome Association, along with her colleagues Aaron Dean and Rebecca Gilmore.

Christina was inspired by antiques from an early age, attending plenty of auctions as a child and searching bags and boxes for treasures. Being a valuer and auctioneer has always been the job for her, and led her to study the trade at university with a keen interest in Jewellery, gold and silver, C20th decorative arts, costume and textiles.

After graduation, she joined the team at the prestigious London auction house Christie's, and then came back home to Shropshire where she heads up the jewellery department in a long-established local auction house. An admirer of famous names like Cartier and Faberge, she also appreciates British Victorian and Arts and Crafts designers, 1970's bubble base & bud vases, and 18th century teapots.

When at home and not on the rostrum, Christina likes walking her dog in the Shropshire countryside and photography.

The event, which raised an impressive £445.35, welcomed over 50 guests who enjoyed meeting the valuation team and were delighted with their comments on their most prized possessions, including jewellery, original artwork, books and other curios.

Eillish said "I'm so happy that the event was so well supported, and that we've raised so much money for The Down's Syndrome Association."

For more information on the EPQ and Sixth Form courses please visit: Ellesmere College Sixth Form

3rd May 2019  Back to News