Ely Auctioneers Wants More Garish Waistcoats

PUBLISHED: 16:24 02 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:38 04 May 2010

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david palmer

AN auctioneer who puts his garish waistcoats under the hammer for charity is appealing for help after his supply has started to run out. David Palmer, from Ely, is a charity auctioneer whose signature is his distinctive waistcoats which he wears when put

AN auctioneer who puts his garish waistcoats under the hammer for charity is appealing for help after his supply has started to run out.

David Palmer, from Ely, is a charity auctioneer whose signature is his distinctive waistcoats which he wears when putting items under the hammer. David manages auctions all over the country and it has become customary for him to sell his waistcoats as the last lot of the day.

David has so far managed to raise £450 from the auctions thanks to the generosity of bidders. In order to keep the tradition running, however, he is asking for help from Ely Standard readers as he is all but out of waistcoats.

"I would like to continue being able to raise money through my waistcoats and if people are willing to donate them, whatever the shape, size or colour, I will be more than happy to have them altered so that I can put them to good causes."

INFO: Anyone interested in donating a waistcoat can drop them off at the Ely Standard, 38 Market Street, Ely.

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Photo: HELEN DRAKE.

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