Father & Son Goldsmiths and Watchmakers, The Goldsmithy raised over £1,694.50 for Willen Hospice at its Silent Auction and Demonstration evening held last week.
The Stony Stratford based workshop put on an evening to showcase a selection of bespoke, handmade pieces and swan inspired silver jewellery to raise money for Willen Hospice. Glenn Chapman, who was trained by Cartier London in 1972 and son, Paul Chapman, demonstrated the jewellery making process and invited members of the audience to take part.
Guests took part in a silent auction where they bid to win specially created limited edition pieces – which included a coin to commemorate MK50. Mayor David Hopkins took part in the making of the one-off coin which raised £750, contributing to the total amounts donated to the Hospice. The coin represented some of Milton Keynes’ iconic features, including the Point, the Peace Pagoda and the concrete cows.
Glenn Chapman, Goldsmith and Owner of The Goldsmithy Ltd comments: “We are extremely pleased with the turnout to our fundraising evening and are overwhelmed by the generosity of people who donated to such a fantastic cause. We’d like to thank everyone who supported The Goldsmithy and Willen Hospice by coming along to the event and hope we gave some interesting insight into traditional Goldsmithing.”
Dawn Clark, Fundraising Manager for Willen Hospice said “When The Goldsmithy manufactured an intricate, bespoke coin to commemorate MK50, they took the initiative to a whole new level. An evening of craft workshops and jewellery demonstrations was hosted alongside a silent auction where the coin and other handmade items were sold to raise funds for Willen Hospice. We are very grateful for their creative ideas and the funds they raised for us on the night”
The Goldsmithy ltd is a family run traditional goldsmiths based in the tranquil village of Stony Stratford. The father and son Goldsmiths, create bespoke handmade jewellery and watches using traditional methods.
For more information about the Goldsmithy, visit: www.thegoldsmithy.com