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In these tough economic times, donations to charities are down by record amounts and it's Britain's smaller charities that are suffering the most. Antiques dealer Andrew Lamberty uses his expertise to buy and sell a range of fascinating objects and donates all the profits to these small struggling charities.

Andrew travels to Surrey to meet a dementia support charity. Run by Frances who lost her husband to the condition, it's an emotional meeting. With the charity providing the only social support for many carers, they want to offer more stimulating classes but don't have the money. The second charity takes Andrew to an animal shelter in Cornwall in dire need of repair.

With a natural time pressure of three months before the market shuts down for the season, Andrew is in the thick of it at trade fairs in Avignon in the south of France and Parma in Italy. Speaking the language to negotiate the best prices, Andrew buys a 1950s designer table for a song. In Paris, Andrew reveals his tactics on how to bid at auction and secures a pair of vintage diamond earrings. And his journey concludes with his own black tie charity auction night in central London.

59 minutes

Last on

Wed 10 Jul 2013 09:30

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Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterAndrew Lamberty
PresenterAndrew Lamberty
Executive ProducerDan Goldsack
Executive ProducerDan Goldsack
DirectorMoby Longinotto
DirectorMoby Longinotto