Prehistoric collection helps raise more than £1,500 for new hospice

Mammoth bones and fossils were sold in aid of EACH. Photo: EACH

Mammoth bones and fossils were sold in aid of EACH. Photo: EACH - Credit: EACH

A prehistoric collection of fossils and mammal bones helped raise more than £1,500 at a silent auction in aid of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

EACH nook friends group. Photo: EACH

EACH nook friends group. Photo: EACH - Credit: EACH

The lot, which included mammoth vertebrae and leg bones, four specimens of deer antler and bison limb bones, was donated at the EACH shop in Unthank Road, Norwich, last summer and sold on March 10 for more than £450.

Buyers included private collectors and grandparents buying the fossils and bones for their grandchildren.

And all money raised at the auction, organised by the EACH nook friends group, will go towards the building of a new state-of-the-art children's hospice in Framingham Earl.

Other lots included two touring bikes and a specially made rocking horse donated by the Men's Shed Working Group.

Tal Williams, community fundraiser for the nook appeal, said: 'The tireless and generous support from our wonderful nook friends group and the local community is absolutely vital as we continue fundraising for the nook.

'We'd like to say a big thank you to the group, the public and all those who generously gave up their time to make this a very special event.'

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