Bargain Hunt star’s helping hand for charity

PUBLISHED: 14:52 12 August 2010

BROTHERS: Alfie Aldridge, 10 and Louis Aldridge, 8 with their grandfather Les Linyard, 50.

BROTHERS: Alfie Aldridge, 10 and Louis Aldridge, 8 with their grandfather Les Linyard, 50.


Two young boys whose grandfather has Multiple Sclerosis have lined up a television star to host a fundraising event for the MS Society.

BROTHERS: Alfie Aldridge, 10 and Louis Aldridge, 8.

Alfie, 10, and Louis Aldridge, 8, of Eversley Avenue, Bexleyheath, managed to get Bargain Hunt and Flog It star Thomas Plant to host a valuation day to raise money for the charity.

When the boys and their other grandfather Les Linyard, 50, asked Plant for his autograph to sell on, he went one better

The television personality offered to host a valuation day at Parkview Residential Care Home, at 105 Woolwich Road, Bexleyheath, on Saturday, October 23.

Anyone can bring along up to five antiques to be valued for £2 per item and the family hope to raise £1,000 for the charity. Contact to be allocated a time slot.

Their grandfather Harry Butler, 60, originally from Thamesmead, was diagnosed with the nerve-damaging disease ten years ago and now has to walk with the aid of two walking sticks.

The trio also wrote to scores of football clubs, with the local ones including Charlton Athletic, Gillingham and Millwall football clubs donating items for the cause, as well Arsenal which the family support.

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