Charity the entire proceeds of this
auction will go to charity - The Cure Parkinson’s Trust - please bid generously
Unique For auction here is a top quality collectible
china candleholder, which has been designed and signed by Louise Minchin. It is
the only one that has been, or ever will be, made. The artwork was drawn on a
special template provided to Louise Minchin in a personal invitation from The
Cure Parkinson’s Trust. The design has been kiln-fired onto the candleholder,
during the manufacturing process, to make it permanent. Remember - the
item for auction here is truly unique - it is the only one of its design to
Quality This is a top quality, bone china
candleholder, made in Stoke on Trent and filled with 100 hour white wax. It is
approximately 75mm in diameter and 92mm tall and comes in a specially made
COA included with the item is a Certificate of
Authenticity signed by The Cure Parkinson’s Trust’s Managing Director.
and BBC news presenter Louise Minchin is one of the main presenters of BBC News 24. She also presents BBC Breakfast, The One O’Clock News and
other news slots. With Colin Jackson she presented the BBC’s Sunday morning
programme Sunday Life and, during the
Athens Olympics in 2004, she presented In
The Know on Saturday mornings on BBC 1. Louise Minchin started out in radio
working for the BBC and News Direct 97.3 FM.
Items See our other auctions … this
candleholder is one of a series of 34 celebrity designed and signed
candleholders we are auctioning. Only one candleholder of each of
the 34 designs has been made … making them all truly unique.
Additionally we are auctioning 10 hand signed photographs sent to us by
celebrities in response to our appeal for support.
ILLUMINATE was started by campaigner Becky Hurd,
who at the age of 29, newly married and looking forward to starting a family,
was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Her campaign to throw light on the
condition is designed to help raise public awareness of Parkinson’s and to
update people’s perceptions of it - for example that it affects young people as
well as old.
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Thank You so much for your interest
in this auction and to all the celebrities who have generously supported our
ILLUMINATE campaign. We are also grateful to Shearer Candles of Glasgow who
kindly donated their services to wax fill the candleholders.
Parkinson’s is a degenerative neurological condition, which affects over
120,000 people in the UK. Frequently considered an old person’s disease,
Parkinson’s can affect anyone at any time. There is an increasing incidence for
people in their 20s and 30s to be given this devastating diagnosis. Parkinson’s
doesn’t kill…it imprisons… ultimately removing all control over natural
movement. There is currently no cure…for a young person, it becomes a life
sentence. However, we believe that a cure is within reach, and with your help,
we will be able to accelerate the research process and make it happen.
Parkinson’s Trust has one clear aim - to cure
Parkinson’s. We fund innovative research projects and inspirational
scientists, and our dynamic research profile since the charity was formed five
years ago has uncovered new targets for the treatment of Parkinson’s. In
addition, we bring scientists together to improve communication and
collaboration. Founded by patients, and driven by our patient supporters
who are demanding new treatments, we are passionate about finding a cure and
making a positive impact on the lives of those living with Parkinson’s.
Charity Number 1111816