Retired doctor’s donation will raise vital funds for Somerset hospital charity
Written by Bridgwater Mercury on December 1, 2020
A RETIRED doctor has put a rainbow sapphire bracelet up for auction this week – to raise money for a good cause.
Set in fashionable 18ct white gold, the bracelet is designed with a row of 37 claw set sapphires ranging in colour from yellow, golden yellow, orange, red, purple, dark to light blue and green.
It will feature in the Charterhouse three-day December auction in Sherborne today – with the proceeds being donated to the Yeovil Breast Cancer Unit Appeal.
“The owner, a retired doctor, was inspired to fundraise having seen the support the nation has given the NHS during the lockdowns,” said auctioneer, Richard Bromell.
“In the end, she decided to support the Yeovil Breast Cancer Unit Appeal who are looking to raise £2 million for a dedicated breast cancer unit at Yeovil Hospital and asked us to auction a favourite piece of her jewellery to benefit this important appeal.”
When the retired doctor was thinking what she could do to support the NHS she remembered the 18ct white gold and rainbow sapphire bracelet bought nearly 20 years ago when in Australia.
The sign of the rainbow appeared everywhere in the first lockdown as a way people could show their support and say “Thank you” to the NHS.
In total the sapphires weigh approx. 5.95ct and is estimated to sell for £400-600 when it goes under the Charterhouse gavel in their jewellery auction today (December 3).
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