An Evening with Charles Hanson at St Mary’s, Barkby- 9th June 2022

Life Skill Project International organised “An Evening with Charles Hanson”, held on Thursday 9th June 2022 at St Mary’s, Barkby. Over 80 people attended, filling the centre aisles of the Church.  Romail Gulzar, the brother of Mrs Mussarat Iqbal, the founder of the charity, welcomed everyone and explained how the money raised would help fund skill centres in poor villages of Pakistan – providing young women with the opportunity to learn a skill which would empower them to earn a living.

Charles Hanson provided very amusing anecdotes of his world of antiques, including selling the original puppet of Sooty to his friends Sweep and Sue. Charles also viewed several items provided by local people.

Charles went on to auction tickets for a ‘behind the scenes’ Bargain Hunt session later in the year.  Fierce bidding ended with two bidders paying £100 each, payable to the charity, for a family ticket.  

All in all a very entertaining evening, which has raised over £800 for Life Skill Project International. 

Charles Hanson at St Mary’s, Barkby – 9th June 2022
Romail Gulzar at St Mary’s, Barkby – 9th June 2022
Sheila Langley and Rev Biddy Saunders at St Mary’s, Barkby – 9th June 2022

Photos: Kev Tebbutt