Broadway Arts Festival teamed up with Worcestershire’s St Richard’s Hospice to organise a lunch that raised close to £8000, which will be split equally between the two charities.

Lunch was followed by a speech by TV celebrity auctioneer Philip Serrell, who then put his auctioneering skills to work selling over 20 lots, ranging from a luxury ski break to a garden gnome.

* Mr Serrell is pictured with Rachael Tapping of Pink, Blue & You.