Break charity worker Liz gets herself valued at an antiques session in Cromer

Break charity communcations and marketing officer Liz Richards gets her antique ring - and herself -

Break charity communcations and marketing officer Liz Richards gets her antique ring - and herself - valued by Keys director Roy Murphy for a bit of fun and fundraising. Picture; RICHARD BATSON - Credit: Archant

At 62 she is hardly an antique, but Liz Richards has had herself 'valued' at a fun charity event.

The communications and marketing officer for Break charity turned up at one of the valuation sessions raising funds for the family support cause.

But as well as having an heirloom ring checked out, she also put herself forward for expert analysis.

Mrs Richards from Southrepps added: 'I thought it would be a bit of fun to have myself as well as the ring valued.

'I have a couple of marks - scars from being a breast cancer survivor, and some good provenance - working for the Oxford University Press and BBC.'

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Keys saleroom director Roy Murphy entered into the spirit during her visit to the firm's Cromer office.

He said: 'She is in good condition overall, and definitely the real thing rather than a fake - and I would like to have one in my collection.'

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But he discreetly steered clear of estimating an age or value.

Mrs Richards added: 'My husband would say I am priceless. If not, he is in trouble.'

Keys' valuation sessions for Break - the auction and estate agency firm's nominated charity for the year - have attracted a range of items from postcard collections and ceramics, to paintings and pocket watches.

The company is also sponsoring one of Break's Go-Go Dragons sculptures which is being painted by schoolboy art prodigy Kieron Williamson.

Upcoming valuation sessions at Keys property offices are: March 6, Eaton; March 20, Norwich (Prince of Wales Road); March 25, North Walsham; April 17, Holt; and April 29 Sheringham.

Break provides a range of support services for children, young people and families from children's homes and fostering to family assessment and short breaks. See more at

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