£1,000 dolls’ house donated to Welwyn Garden City-based charity

Isabel Hospice's Wendy Harper with the dolls' house

Isabel Hospice's Wendy Harper with the dolls' house - Credit: Archant

A nurse donated a dolls’ house worth nearly £1,000 to a Welwyn Garden City-based charity.

The dolls' house

The dolls' house - Credit: Archant

Caroline Kadim, who works for Isabel Hospice, donated the dolls’ house following the death of her mother, who was an avid collector.

The “amazing” structure, which sold for £950 in the hospice’s Stonehills store, had nine rooms and an attic that was specifically built to her mother’s specifications.

It also had hundreds of bits of furniture, food items, rugs and cutlery, as well as a family in Edwardian clothes.

Caroline said: “I decided to donate the house to the hospice as I have worked at Isabel for fifteen years as a staff nurse and was very hopeful it would raise quite a lot of money.

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“My mother was always very interested in the work we do so it seemed the right thing to do.”

Wendy Harper, Isabel Hospice’s shop manager, said the charity immediately new it was special, and thanked Bolt Building & Maintenance owner Gordon Stagg for helping to test it for free.

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“We are delighted for Caroline that it made so much money for the hospice and as she gift aided her donation, we are able to claim an extra £237.50 from HMRC,” Wendy added.

“This sort of figure would cover the cost of 45 hours of specialist nursing, so thank you to everyone involved.”

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