Eric Knowles picks a Winner!

The winning ticket in the Pollyanna Pickering Foundation 2010 Winter Prize draw was drawn by antiques expert and television presenter Eric Knowles (above right with Pollyanna). The lucky winners, Mr and Mrs Griffiths of Derbyshire have won an original painting of a black cat.

As well as being a recognised expert in his chosen field, Eric Knowles is a well-known face in the world of antiques, particularly to viewers of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. On the programme he enjoys being able to astound people when the items they have brought for valuation turn out to be worth a huge amount of money – and he was equally pleased to provide the lucky winners of the prize draw with a wonderful surprise.

The prize draw still raised £971.00 which has been added to £100.00 raised by West Hallam Animal Charities at their evening with Pollyanna, meaning that the Foundation was able to donate £1100.00 to local Derbyshire charity Cats in Need to purchase food and medical supplies for the cats in their care during the coming year.

Cats in Need aim to relieve the suffering and distress of cats and kittens who are in need of care, to provide a neutering service for cats who’s owners are unable to pay for such services, and to educate the public in the correct ways of caring for cats and kittens. The charity also maintains a feral cat group which is neutered and kept disease free, while a small group of cats who need special care are kept in a permanent foster home.

We would especially like to thank charity founders Mr & Mrs Varty and their supporters for their help in selling draw tickets, as well as regular Pollyanna Pickering Foundation supporters Jill and Simon Turner for volunteering to sell tickets, and for donating additional items to Cats in Need.

Pollyanna Pickering Foundation Grand Draw

December 2010

First Prize : Original Painting : Mr & Mrs Griffiths, Derbyshire

Second prize of signed limited edition print:

1972: Miss M. Gill, Sheffield

Runners Up Prizes :

0567 : Ms Johnson, Derbyshire
0514 : Mr Hayward, Cheshire
0845: M. Hartley, Huddersfield
1000 : Mr Ennever, Derby
0942 : D. Walton, Derbyshire
0550: Ms Humberstone, Derbyshire
0786: R. Tyman, Derbyshire
0292: Ms J. Halford, Lancashire

With many thanks to Eric Knowles for giving his time to assist with the Prize Draw!
The runners up won a selection of prizes including signed calendars, diaries, and poetry books.