A bid to aid Liam

ELY auctioneers are making a bid to help Soham youngster Liam Fairhurst push his charity appeal fund higher. Staff at Blythe Auctions, in the Market Place, are planning to donate five per cent of the hammer price from goods sold at their regular auctions

ELY auctioneers are

making a bid to help Soham youngster Liam Fairhurst push his charity appeal fund higher.

Staff at Blythe Auctions, in the Market Place, are planning to donate five per cent of the hammer price from goods sold at their regular auctions at Haddenham and Ely to Liam's Mile appeal.

They are also hoping to organise a charity auction specifically to help Liam, whose fund-raising for the CLIC Sargent children's cancer charity has hit the £50,000 mark.


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Wetheralls School pupil, Liam, 11, underwent months of chemotherapy and radiation in his battle with cancer.

Now his fund-raising appeal is designed to thank the charity which gave him and his family so much

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Freelance auctioneer, David Palmer, whose five-year-old daughter is also a pupil at Wetheralls School, decided to get together with the staff at Blythe Auctions to help.

David, whose mother died from cancer at just 31, said: "I have been aware of Liam and his problems for some time and because my mother died of cancer at a young age it was something I was mindful of. When you become a parent your attitudes change."

Blythe Auctions holds monthly auctions at Haddenham, which generate up to £2,000 in sales, and auctions every two months at Ely selling up to £10,000 worth of goods.

David, who runs charity auctions across the country, also hopes that people will donate goods to sell at an auction run for Liam.

He added: "In the past people have donated some really good prizes, such as a week's break in a holiday cottage. I am hoping that we could do something similar for Liam.

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