STEVE BULL ‘SIGNS’ TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ALZHEIMER’S
The first ever Stourbridge Vintage Memorabilia and Collectors Fair will be held on Sunday 30 April 2017 when a wide range of memorabilia and collectables donated by the general public and from celebrities in the world of show business and sport will be available.
Specialist dealers will also be travelling from all over the country to participate in the Fair at the historic Bonded Warehouse which was built in 1776 and is sited on the regenerated Canal Wharf in the centre of Stourbridge.
Wolverhampton Wanderers legend Steve Bull has donated four very special signed prints to raise funds that will be used to provide research and support for people who are living with dementia.
The prints are the original artiste’s proofs of a special oil painting – commissioned from Stourbridge based artist Geoff Tristram over 20 years ago – to celebrate Steve scoring his 306th and final goal for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The prints will be sold at the first ever Stourbridge Vintage Memorabilia and Collectors Fair on Sunday 30 April 2017 when a wide range of memorabilia and collectables donated by the general public and celebrities in the world of show business and sport will be available.
Steve Bull said:
“Many former footballers are living with the problems created by dementia – including my old friend Nobby Stiles who was a member of the England World Cup Winning Team in 1966.”
The Stourbridge Vintage Memorabilia and Collectors Fair is a clever and interesting way to generate funds for the Alzheimer’s Society and I am very pleased to support the event.
A selection of the items donated to the Fair will be put into ‘Memorabilia Boxes’ and used for talks and to stimulate discussion at Dementia Café Groups including Stourbridge, Brierley Hill, Sedgley, Dudley and Wolverhampton.
Items from the 1950’s -60’s – 70’s in the Memorabilia Boxes could include Advertising Materials , Cigarette Cards, Cinema Posters, Coins, Dinky Cars, Football Programmes , Golf Balls, Keys, Knitting Patterns, Magazines, Newspapers, Photographs, Postcards, Railway Posters, Recipes, Sewing Material, Shaving Brushes, Small Toys, Tickets, Theatre Programmes, Thimbles, Tobacco items, Railway Posters, Vinyl Records and Watches.
Jane Round, Dementia Café Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Society said:
“Selling vintage memorabilia and collectibles in order to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society is a wonderfully innovative idea. People living with dementia often find that the memories of their childhood and early teenage years stay intact, whereas more recent memories are much harder to recall. The fact that a selection of the items donated to the Stourbridge Vintage Memorabilia and Collectors Fair will be put into ‘Memorabilia Boxes’ and used in our dementia café groups is a wonderful bonus. They will trigger early memories that can be very uplifting and therapeutic for the members of the groups.”
Any items that people may have in the attic, the garage or at the back of the wardrobe that could be included in the Fair or the Memorabilia Boxes would be very much appreciated.
The first Dementia Café meeting organised the Alzheimer’s Society with the Memorabilia Boxes will be at the Nine Locks Community Centre, Brierley Hill on Monday 10 April at 2pm
All profits from the Stourbridge Vintage Memorabilia and Collectors Fair will go to the Alzheimer’s Society to support local services, research and campaigning in the Black Country.
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