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Karen Shaw (owner of Hellifield Peel and Partner in Leeds architects Brewster Bye)
Adam Cooke (Argyll Etkin Auctioneers)
Rt Reverend Dr David Hope (Former Archbishop of York and Patron of St George's Crypt)
Glenn King (General Manager - Operations, Yorkshire Bank)
Gary Stott (Chief Executive Officer, St George's Crypt)

Over £27,000 raised for St. George’s.

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Argyll Etkin, The London - based stamps, postal history and collectibles business is delighted with the success of its first Charity Auction.

The Auction, benefitting St. George’s Crypt, Leeds - one of Britain’s best known established charities helping homeless people and youngsters, was held at Hellifield Peel, a Castle in Yorkshire which was voted Channel 4 Viewers’ favourite Grand Designs property.

Argyll Etkin, a world leading business, devised an innovative formula where bidders could donate to St. George’s through the Auction process. A crowded room of 140 guests bid spiritedly competing with book and telephone bidders from around the World.

The evening was sponsored by Yorkshire Bank and ROK Developments.

Adam Cooke of Argyll Etkin commented “We are really excited to have helped contribute to St. George’s Crypt - an impressive charity which helps up to 200 people 365 days a year”.

Gary Stott, CEO of St. George’s Crypt Leeds added “This is our most successful fund raising event so far. We are privileged to have supported so many people over the last 80 years and these funds ensure we remain at the forefront of the campaign to tackle homelessness in the UK”

Glenn King, Head of Yorkshire Bank, said “As a long standing supporter of the work done by the St. George’s Crypt, we are delighted with the success of the charity auction. Yorkshire Bank is committed to playing a significant role in helping our local communities and is proud to be associated with the work the charity does in providing support for the homeless”.

Notes for Editors:

Argyll Etkin deals in postage stamps, postal history, historical documents and photographs including items with a royal connection. Argyll Etkin is also one of London’s leading auctioneers.

St. George’s St George’s Crypt is a charity based in the centre of Leeds providing care and support for homeless and disadvantaged people. The Crypt also runs two hostels for people with a history of alcohol dependency.

For enquiries:

Argyll Etkin Limited
Adam Cooke
Tel: 0207 437 7800

St. George's Crypt
Martin Patterson Tel: 0113 245 9061

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