PHILANTHROPIST DONATES BENTLEY FOR LIFE-SAVING BID







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: November 13, 2012
Categories: General News

Offers urged in aid of fund-raising at Historics at Brooklands auction

A 1990 Bentley Turbo R has been donated to Historics at Brooklands’ next auction on Saturday, November 24th to fulfil a very special and urgent need.

1990 Bentley Turbo R

The car will be auctioned, with no reserve, to raise much-needed funds to help finance a critical operation urgently required by Steven Brown, a 25 year old from Hayes, Middlesex.

Steven was diagnosed with a rare malignant brain tumour in August 2010.

Despite long periods of intensive, high-dose chemotherapy, the tumour has failed to reduce in size and UK neurosurgeons have deemed it inoperable due to its location.

However, extensive research by Steven’s parents has led them to a pioneer in endoscopic brain surgery at a specialist medical institute in Los Angeles, USA.  They are confident that they are able to help Steven, and hence the campaign to raise the significant funds required.

Historics’ Auction Director, Edward Bridger-Stille, commented: “We are immensely grateful to the owner of the Bentley for his enormous generosity in selflessly giving us his car to raise money for Steven.  We will naturally add to the total raised at auction by donating all fees and commissions from the sale.

“We would like to encourage everyone to please spread the word about Steven’s plight, and the auction of the Bentley, in our effort to make the very most we can for Steven from the sale.  As Steven's father said to me, imagine if it were your son...”

A fund has also been set up by Steven’s parents for those who wish to make a donation, stevensfightingfund.co.uk/.

The stately Bentley Turbo R is in factory Tudor Red with a contrasting magnolia interior and red piping.  It has a rare factory option of an electric sunroof and leather headlining.  It is in good condition throughout and comes with a MoT test certificate valid until September, 2013.  For more information on the car, see Lot 235 of the Historics catalogue (historics.co.uk)*.

The auction commences at 1.00pm at Brooklands Museum, Surrey, on Saturday November 24th, with previews on Friday 23rd November from 10:00am and 10:30am on the morning of the sale.

For those not able to attend, pre-registration enables bids to be made by ’phone or live on-line, via iBidder, during the auction.  See the website for full details, historics.co.uk and call 0800 988 3838 or, internationally, 00 44 1753 639170.