Celebrity auctioneer at 19240 dinner

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 10:40am

Celebrity auctioneer Paul Martin has confirmed he will be helping to raise money for charity at Exeter’s 19240 Shrouds of the Somme Centenary Dinner in April.

The celebrated auctioneer will be hosting the charity auction on the night at the Exeter Chiefs' ground at Sandy Park in Exeter and will be in aid of the 19240 Shrouds of the Somme Project, remembering the Allied Servicemen who gave their lives on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Mr Martin has been presenting for 15 years, including one thousand ‘Flog It!’ auction action shows; 200 other programmes including Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution; Trust Me I’m a Dealer; Britain’s Hidden Heritage; The People’s Museum and a variety of documentaries for BBC and ITV.

The Centenary Dinner will include a Beating Retreat and spectacular musical entertainment throughout the evening from the band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines CTCRM, a three course gourmet dinner and a charity auction conducted by Mr Martin.

The 19240 Shrouds of the Somme Project aims to remember all 19,240 Allied Servicemen who fell on the 1st July 1916 and is an art installation of shrouded figures which will be unveiled in Exeter’s Northernhay Gardens 100 years to the hour since the whistle was blown to start the battle.

A special legacy education project is inviting every school in the county to get involved by remembering someone in their community who was involved in the battle.

For more information or to book at table at this prestigious event on Saturday April 16th 2016 please visit www.thesomme19240.co.uk/event/dinner-at-sandy-park/

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