Auction raises £18k for Florence Nightingale Museum

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About £160,000 is main to assign the Florence Nightingale Museum, its director says

An on-line public sale has raised bigger than £18,000 for the Florence Nightingale Museum.

Derbyshire-based mostly entirely auctioneer Charles Hanson offered the sale final month after listening to the museum main £160,000 to terminate birth.

The London-based mostly entirely enchantment had intended to bear an very honest appropriate time the nurse’s 200th birthday, but the coronavirus pandemic assign a cease to their plans.

Director David Green acknowledged the museum “is fighting for survival”.

Heaps that were bought from Mr Hanson’s public sale rooms incorporated a weekend terminate at Nightingale’s family home in Derbyshire for £820, and a facts to 10 Downing Avenue signed by UK High Minister Boris Johnson for £490.

In total, £18,125 became raised on Friday, organisers acknowledged.

Mr Green acknowledged: “The museum is fighting for survival within the meanwhile and [the] public sale has the truth is helped to determine on consciousness of our marketing and marketing campaign, as smartly as necessary funds.”

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Auctioneer Charles Hanson acknowledged the attainable closure of the museum became “unthinkable”

In May possibly possibly per chance also, it emerged the museum only had four months of operating charges left and runt income because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Mr Green acknowledged the museum had “invested in an exhibition and events to sign Nightingale’s bicentenary”, but that “backfired dramatically”.

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