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Celebrities line up to support Antiques Roadshow expert Theo Burrell

An online auction sees a host of celebrities offering prizes to support Theo Burrell, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year.

Celebrities line up

Ben Whishaw, Joe Lycett, Brendan O’Carroll, Chris & Rosie Ramsey, Paolo Nutini, Adam Kay, Alex Horne and Dame Jaqueline Wilson are among the host of famous faces who have personally donated prizes to Piece of Mind: The Brain Tumour Charity Auction. The auction is being run by one of the UK’s leading auctioneers, Lyon & Turnbull, who Theo Burrell works for.

People can bid for a personalised message from the voice of Paddington Bear, backstage passes for ITV’s The Masked Singer, A VIP experience with Channel 4’s Taskmaster, a silver and moonstone ring from the private collection of Dame Jacqueline Wilson and a meet and greet with the cast of Mrs Brown are among the ‘money can’t buy’ lots in this star-studded charity auction.

image of the hosts of Taskmaster
image of Ben Whishaw, the voice of Paddingtom Bear, who is offering a personalised message in a charity auction for Theo Burrell

Exclusive tickets to the Chris and Rosie Ramsey Show at Wembley Arena, a private session with the Dogfather Graeme Hall, a Michelin-starred lunch with This is Going to Hurt author Adam Kay, a 1:1 with Game Of Thrones casting director and a one-off vase hand-crafted by comedian Joe Lycett are also up for grabs.

Plus, one lucky bidder will walk away with weekend tickets to Latitude Festival, where they will press hands with Paolo Nutini. He’s also generously donated a signed Fender acoustic guitar as another lot!

Theo’s story

image of Theo Burrell of The Antiques Roadshow

Theo Burrell who joined Lyon & Turnbull in 2011 and the Antiques Roadshow team in 2018, was diagnosed with an aggressive grade 4 glioblastoma in the summer of 2022.

Receiving my diagnosis, at the age of 35, when my son was one year old, was devastating.”

Overnight everything had changed. Suddenly I’d gone from being a healthy person in the middle of my life with a new baby, to having incurable cancer with maybe only a year or two left to live.

“What followed was months of surgery and treatment to try and prolong my life, and although I continue to make the best of each day, my tumour will return and it will kill me.

My care has been excellent and new advances in science have helped me fight cancer so far. However, only by funding research into brain tumours can we get closer to a life-saving cure.”

Take part in the celebrity auction

The Piece of Mind auction will take place online between 14th and 21st June 2023, and comprises over forty lots from holiday lets, artworks and sporting experiences to tickets for award-winning comedians, festivals and the filming of TV shows.  

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