With royal wedding fever still in the air, the people of Cambridge are in for a real treat in June when Senior Director and Sothebyâ€™s international jewellery expert, Alexandra Rhodes will be giving an illustrated talk.
Ms Rhodes will speak at a Cambridge Fundraising Committeeâ€™s wine reception on Thursday 9 June at Newham College in Cambridge.Â She will talk about the Exceptional Jewels & Precious Objects formerly in the Collection of The Duchess of Windsor; offered at Sothebyâ€™s in the original 1987 sale, and the subsequent auction in Geneva last November.
The Cambridge Fundraising Committee was set up in 2000 to raise funds for The Sick Childrenâ€™s Trustâ€™s Acorn House. Since it was established, the committee has raised over Â£200,000 through their programme of events that run throughout the year.
Alexandra has over 30 yearsâ€™ experience within Sothebyâ€™s International jewellery department and as a specialist she has participated in Sothebyâ€™s major jewellery sales, playing a primary role in historic sales of various collections. She said:
â€œThe Sick Childrenâ€™s Trust is such a wonderful charity and I am happy to lend my support through this talk. The â€˜Home from Homeâ€™ accommodation they provide is invaluable and it is heartening to know that such a worthwhile charity exists to support parents and children alike during what must be most difficult times for them.â€
â€œJewellery is a real passion of mine, having worked in this fascinating field for more than 30 years, and I hope to provide a real insight into these renowned royal jewels, and pass on some of my enthusiasm.â€
Patsy Glazebrook, vice president of the Cambridge Fundraising Committee added: â€œWith royal wedding fever gripping the nation still, this is an event not to be missed!â€
The money raised will go towards Acorn House, The Sick Childrenâ€™s Trustâ€™s â€˜Home from Homeâ€™ accommodation for families who are currently being treated at Addenbrookeâ€™s Hospital in Cambridge, and once it is open, the new Rosie hospital, where the charity is building a new house.
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About The Sick Childrenâ€™s Trust:
The Sick Childrenâ€™s Trust was founded in 1982 by two paediatric specialists Dr Jon Pritchard and Professor James Malpas. They believed that having parents on hand during hospital treatment benefited a child’s recovery.
Today the charity has seven â€˜Homes from Homeâ€™ at major hospitals around the country where families can stay free of charge, for as long as they need whilst their child is undergoing treatment. There is a growing demand for â€˜Homes from Homeâ€™ as children must increasingly travel long distances to get the specialist treatment they need. Over the years The Sick Childrenâ€™s Trust has provided more than 35,000 family stays.
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