If you have ever wanted to own a Baby Grand Piano, now could be your chance…
Josie has owned the piano for 20 years and before that it was owned by a woman who had received it as a wedding present in 1938.
The piano, which has been recently tuned and is in decent condition, is a 1938 Gors & Kallmann. It comes with a double piano stool. “The dark wood exterior has received a few knocks and scratches over the years but these don’t affect the beautiful sound it makes,” said Josie, “and it has certainly been well-loved!”
The first bid must be a minimum of £150 and you can place your bid either via the EnRich Charity Facebook page or by emailing EnRich2013@hotmail.com
Due to the weight and the small room it is currently housed in the piano will need moving by a professional piano removing company. Whoever buys it will need to budget for removal costs which are estimated to be in the region of £200-250.
“I’m not expecting to raise an enormous amount of money,” said Josie, “especially as the new owner will need to pay to move it but every penny will go to the Charity to help and support creative and performing arts in the Barnsley area.”
EnRich Charity supports performing arts and creative arts activities in the town by offering small grants. Anyone studying or living in Barnsley can apply to the Charity to request support. Rich, who was posthumously awarded a “Pride of Barnsley Award”, died last September aged 40 after suffering from a rare cancer. His family and friends wanted his legacy to live on through his love of the Arts.
“I really hope there is someone out there who is willing to spend a few hundred pounds on this beautiful instrument,” Josie said. Serious potential buyers are welcome to try the piano on Saturday August 16th or by private appointment.
The auction, which is running on the Charity’s Facebook page, will end on: Thursday August 21st at 4pm when the highest bidder above £150 will be the lucky new owner.